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German Pavilion – History of German Pavilions

Geschichte des Deutschen Pavillons | EN

Initially, it was Prussia, then the German Reich and later the Federal Republic of Germany representing the country at World Exhibitions around the globe.
Germany was one of 33 countries that were signatories to the Paris Convention in 1928, which established the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) as the umbrella organization for all expos.
Since then, it has been a BIE member.
At the first 1851 World Expo in London, the startup telegraph construction company “Telegraphen-Bauanstalt von Siemens & Halske”, the forerunner to today’s Siemens, displayed a cross-section of its products, including several electric telegraphs and an electromagnetic signal bell system for railway crossing keeper stations, under the banner of the German Customs Union (Zollverein).

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Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan