When in about 1800 Bavaria urgently needed money, Georg von Reichenbach founded a factory for scientific instruments and started building precision theodilites to precisely survey the state in order to increase the taxes on land and buildings.

Zuse Z4

In 1935 Konrad Zuse began working for the Henschel Flugzeugwerke in Berlin-Schönefeld, where he developed the Z3 and Z4 electromechanical computers.

Apollo Mission

On his Apollo mission in 1968, astronaut Bill Anders shot one of the most well-known photographs of the Earth—“Earthrise.” It became a symbol for the fragility of the Earth and an icon for the environmental movement that soon followed.