German Brands: World-famous German brand NIVEA…

German Brands: World-famous German brand NIVEA specializes in skin & body care. It’s owned by the Hamburg-based company Beiersdorf, founded in 1882. In 1900, they developed a water-in-oil emulsion with Eucerit, the first stable emulsion. Nivea comes from the Latin “niveus” = “snow-white” in reference to the bright white color of the original product. In the 1930s, Beiersdorf also started making other products such as tanning oils, shaving creams, shampoos, facial cleansers, and toners.

In the 1980s, the brand expanded into a wider global market and is now available in more than 100 countries.

helveticool: Myzeil no. 01 by samuel t ludwig on Flickr. The…


Myzeil no. 01 by samuel t ludwig on Flickr.

The Zeil is a shopping street in downtown Frankfurt, Central Germany. The name, which dates back to the 14th century, is derived from the German word Zeile = “row” and originally referred to a row of houses. Since the end of the 19th century it has been one of the most famous and busiest shopping streets in Germany. Before WW2, it was also known for its grand buildings, but most of them were destroyed in the war and not rebuilt. The western part is a pedestrian zone between 2 plazas, Hauptwache and Konstablerwache. These serve as intersections for subway, trams and buses. The eastern part of the Zeil, called “New Zeil”, connects Konstablerwache with the Friedberger Anlage.