1896–1911Wanderer was a major German manufacturer of bicycles, motorcycles, cars, vans, machine tools and office equipment, which was founded in 1885 in the city of Chemnitz, Germany. The founders Winklhofer and Jaenicke gave the name "Wanderer" which is the translation of the name "Rover", which the Englishman John Kemp Starley had given to his bikes.
In 1945 the company was defunct but Auto Union continued to be a union of the four brands until 1969. Later, Wanderer was reopened in 2010.
Wanderer Werke AG
2010–2013, 2017–presentAfter Wanderer was reopened in 2010, it went through an economic difficulty, which forced the brand to be defunct in 2013. In 2017 the company reopened and since then they only sell bikes. The company currently belongs to Hercules GmbH.
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