Hummelburg Verlag

Do you know the old Hamburg greeting »Hummel, Hummel« and the story about it? This is how children in the 19th century called Hamburg's water carrier. »Hummel« means bumblebee. It is known as a peaceful, productive and lovable insect. A real popular figure!
Both were sources of inspiration, which led us to find the name of our publishing house: »Hummelburg Verlag« (bumblebee castle publishing). As an imprint of Ravensburger, the castle (»Burg«) is not only a connecting element between the two associated publishing headquarters in Hamburg and Ravensburg. By our authors and illustrators it can also be seen as a sign of home with plenty of creative freedom.


At Hummelburg Verlag we want to inspire children's imagination. We publish individual and creative stories for the reading age of three years up to eleven – especially by German authors and illustrators. Together with them, we campaign for children's book fictional characters who do not personify clichés but are heroes with rough edges. This is how favorite books can be created for children and for all of us.

Wie wär's, wenn du mit uns losziehst? Wir haben was vor. Dazu musst du aber mutig sein.

Zitat und Illustration aus »Spukalarm in der Schokofabrik« von Mascha Matysiak, illustriert von Monika Parciak

Authors and Illustrators

We create our program in cooperation with known authors and illustrators as well as talented debutants:

Heike Abidi, Anke Faust, Anja Fröhlich, Corinna Gieseler, Angela Glökler, Susanne Göhlich, Mina Lystad, Mascha Matysiak, Monika Parciak, Anna Pfeffer, Max Meinzold, Andrea Schomburg, Sabine Wilharm, Miriam Zedelius


  • Als uns Einstein vom Himmel fiel

    Anna Pfeffer
  • Die fantastischen Abenteuer der Christmas Company

    Corinna Gieseler
  • Lotte und die Oma-Tage. Vorlesegeschichten

    Miriam Zedelius
  • Vom Esel und Hörnchen, die das Ende der welt suchen

    Anja Fröhlich
    Anke Faust
  • Zu cool, um wahr zu sein

    Mina Lystad


All events in German language!

Currently no events. Visit the publisher’s website for up-to-date events (visit website).


Hummelburg Verlag, Imprint der Ravensburger Verlag GmbH

Goetheallee 6
22765 Hamburg


Phone +49 (0)40 39809965

Contact Person

Publisher: Markus Niesen

Editorial Department: Malin Wegner

Assistance/Public Relations and Events: Anika Harder