Where we come from

The Possehl Foundation is named after Emil Possehl (1850-1919), a Lübeck entrepreneur and senator, whose will bequeathed his company, L. Possehl & Co. mbH, to the Possehl Foundation, which has been the sole shareholder of the global group of companies ever since. The economic success of the Possehl Group has been the basis for the Foundation's work for 100 years. If the Group did not operate successfully, social institutions, disadvantaged people, the arts, science, sport, the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site or youth in Lübeck would not be supported to such an extent.