Founded in 1979 by two survival and outdoor specialists, the Hamburg-based Globetrotter Ausrüstung GmbH quickly gained a foothold as the leading specialty shop for expeditions, safaris, survival and trekking. Over the course of 30-plus years, the company grew to become Europe's leading retailer in outdoor sports gear. Now represented by eight adventure stores in major German cities and by its mail-order business, which is based on a catalog (2013 circulation: 700,000) and a website, the company employs a workforce of 1,500 from 60 countries.
Its product range includes more than 35,000 items from 1,000 brands.
In addition to its catalogs, Globetrotter provides a wealth of information through its own Web TV broadcasts at 4-Seasons.TV, through its reiseberichte.com and outdoor.de websites, and on its outdoor community portal 4-Seasons.de.