The Ernst Leitz factory buildings ca 1940 in Wetzlar, Germany. Today the street has been named Ernst Leitz Strasse, the buildings painted white and are the home of Leica Microsystems GmbH. Leica Camera AG has been located in Solms a few kilometers from Wetzlar since 1988. Many Leica Camera AG employees will claim they grew up in Wetzlar with a view to the red Leica logo that was later added (and still is) on the rooftop of the building to the right. Next to the building exist the Leitz Collection and Optical Museum which one can go visit to see their large collection of Leitz products.