Designed by Hans Wagner and issued 1931–34 in 5 weights (no italics). Alternates for ‘aGMR’. Tempo (1930) by Walter Höhnisch is a related bold condensed style and was marketed as family member by the foundry. Welt-Antiqua was also available for Linotype. Sold abroad as Luxor. Licensed to other foundries [c1940 specimen] and also cast as Atlas (Lettergieterij Amsterdam), Landi (Società Nebiolo), Ramsès (Fonderie Typographique Française), Ultra (Schriftguss). [Reichardt] As successor to Ludwig & Mayer, BauerTypes SA still claims a trademark on the name.
Letraset had the single-style Welt Extra Bold, a loose reinterpretation of the fett.