ライツパーク2018

ライカのバリューとビジョンを体現

The new Leitz Park is open to the public

Impressions of the opening

From 15 to 17 June, Leica Camera AG celebrated the opening of the new Leitz Park in Wetzlar with numerous guests from the region and photo enthusiasts from around the world.

The new complex is a leading centre of the optical industry that unites research, art and culture and offers visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the exciting history and culture of Leica photography and intensively experience its fascination.

Dr. Andrea Zagato und Dr. Andreas Kaufmann präsentieren die neue Sonderedition Leica M 10 Edition Zagato

ライツパーク2018

ライカのバリューとビジョンを体現

2016年6月7日に行われたライツパークを拡充する起工式から2年後の2018年6月、ライカの光学製品の製造工場や最先端の研究施設を兼ね備えたモダンな建築デザインの新拠点がオープンいたします。

さまざまな建築的な魅力のある新拠点は、4つの建物で構成されています。ライカ本社の建物には、ライカミュージアム、ライカアーカイブ、ライカストア、ライカアカデミーが併設され、より一層充実した企画展示をお楽しみいただけるようになります。また、ライカの世界観を形にしたホテル「arcona LIVING ERNST LEITZ HOTEL」は、モダンなインテリアデザインの129室の客室を備えており、ゆっくりと宿泊してライカの世界をご堪能いただけます。

2018年5月1日にオープンした同ホテルには、中庭の景観を楽しめるレストランがあり、ライツパークを訪れたゲストや見学者の方もご利用いただけます。他の建物にはLeitz Cine Wetzlarが入っているほか、6階建てのオフィスビルにはLeitz-Park GmbH、インターネットサービスプロバイダーの「Die Interaktiven」、そして医療技術関連企業やリハビリテーション施設などが入居しています。

Photo by: Christer Strömholm

Eyes wide open! 100 years of Leica photography

The anniversary exhibition makes a guest appearance in Leitz-Park

Following successful appearances at numerous venues around the globe, the works of famous Leica photographers are now here to take visitors to Leitz-Park on an exciting journey through time. The anniversary exhibition focuses on the revolutionary changes prompted by a technical innovation, the compact and easily portable ‘Ur-Leica’. The 35 mm camera not only brought about change and progress in the field of photography, but also triggered a significant shift in our perception of society and the world around us.

In fact, most of the images that engraved themselves into our collective consciousness from the 1920s onwards were captured with the Leica (‘Leitz Camera’), and thus impressively documented contemporary events. From that point in time onwards, Leica has shaped and changed the way photographers see the world – and continues to do so today. The unique touring exhibition, ‘Eyes wide open! 100 years of Leica photography’, presents impressive images by acclaimed Leica photographers together with numerous exhibits from 100 years of 35 mm photography.

The exhibition can be seen at the Leitz-Park museum from 17 June to 3 February 2019.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m; closed on Mondays.

Prices and bookings

Admission to the Leitz Park is completely free. We do, however, charge the following prices for guided tours of all areas:

Museum (exhibition)

Adults

€ 9 per person

Concessions*

€ 6,- per person

Children (6 years and under)

Free admission

Group prices

Group (minimum of 10 persons)

€ 6,- per person

Maximum group size:

25 persons

Guided tours of Leica

Adults

€ 6 per person

Concessions*

€ 3.50 per person

Children (6 years and under)

Free admission

Group prices

Group (minimum of 10 persons)

€3.50 per person

Maximum group size:

25 persons

(*Children, teenagers up to the age of 16, schoolchildren, trainees, students, senior citizens, disabled persons – only on presentation of ID)

Guided factory tours are possible only by prior arrangement and can be booked in advance by sending an email to:

leicatour@leica-camera.com.

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Leica Hall of Fame Award 2018

Photographer Bruce Davidson’s lifework will be honoured

On 15 June 2018, American photographer Bruce Davidson will be honoured with the Leica Hall of Fame Award. In his honour, the Leica Gallery Wetzlar will be showing a selection of his extensive oeuvre until 9 September 2018.

Many series of photographs shot by Bruce Davidson have long since become inscribed in the canon of the most important reportages and documentary records of everyday life in the USA. These include ‘Brooklyn Gang’, ‘East 100th Street’ and ‘Subway’ – and the story of Jimmy Armstrong, the dwarf-clown of the Beatty circus: These photos evoke emotions, then as now.

Bruce Davidson is by no means one of those typical photojournalists who set out to capture sensations that are here today and gone tomorrow – his sensitive portrait series most often provide startling insights into worlds otherwise closed to the viewer’s eyes.

The Bruce Davidson exhibition can be visited from 17 June to 9 September 2018.

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Café Leitz

The Leitz Park invites you to stay for a while and enjoy various culinary delights. You will be surprised at the delicacies on offer.

Café Leitz is an extra special oasis of indulgence in the heart of the Leitz Park, with an excellent array to choose from and boasting a modern interior and an exclusive ambience. Relax and let the world pass you by with a selection of the best coffees and teas and a wide range of biscuits and cakes baked by our very own master confectioner, or treat yourself to a refreshing cold drink. Enjoy the unique atmosphere with a view of the Leitz Park site and the forecourt with a fountain and creative exhibition space.

Opening hours, Café Leitz

Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. / Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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