List of mayors of Cologne

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This is a list of mayors of Cologne. It includes the Lord Mayor
Lord Mayor
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s of Cologne
Cologne
Cologne is Germany's fourth-largest city , and is the largest city both in the Germany Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than ten million inhabitants.Cologne is located on both sides of the...

 (Oberbürgermeister der Stadt Köln) since 1815 as well as the city managers (Oberstadtdirektoren) from 1946 to 1999.

Mayors since 1815



  • 1815–1819: Karl Joseph Freiherr von Mylius
  • 1819–1823: von Monschaw
  • 1823–1848: Johann Adolf Steinberger
  • 1848–1851: Friedrich Wilhelm Gräff
  • 1851–1863: Hermann Joseph Stupp
  • 1863–1875: Alexander Bachem
  • 1875–1885: Dr. Hermann Heinrich Becker
    Hermann Heinrich Becker
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  • 1886–1907: Friedrich Wilhelm Bernard von Becker
  • 1907–1917: Ludwig Theodor Ferdinand Max Wallraf
  • 1917–1933: Dr. Konrad Adenauer
    Konrad Adenauer
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  • 1933–1936: Dr. Günter Riesen
  • 1936–1940: Dr. Karl Georg Schmidt
  • 1940–1944: Dr. Peter Winkelnkemper
  • 1944–1945: Robert Brandes
  • 1945: Dr. Konrad Adenauer
    Konrad Adenauer
    Konrad Hermann Joseph Adenauer was a German statesman. He was the chancellor of the West Germany from 1949 to 1963. He is widely recognised as a person who led his country from the ruins of World War II to a powerful and prosperous nation that had forged close relations with old enemies France,...

     CDU
    Christian Democratic Union (Germany)
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  • 1945: Dr. Willi Suth CDU
    Christian Democratic Union (Germany)
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  • 1945–1948: Dr. Hermann Pünder
    Hermann Pünder
    Hermann Josef Pünder was a German politician in the German Centre Party and the Christian Democratic Union. His older brother was the lawyer Werner Pünder....

     CDU
    Christian Democratic Union (Germany)
    The Christian Democratic Union of Germany is a Christian democratic and conservative political party in Germany. It is regarded as on the centre-right of the German political spectrum...

  • 1948: Dr. Ernst Schwering CDU
    Christian Democratic Union (Germany)
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  • 1948–1949: Robert Görlinger SPD
    Social Democratic Party of Germany
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  • 1949–1950: Dr. Ernst Schwering CDU
    Christian Democratic Union (Germany)
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  • 1950–1951: Robert Görlinger SPD
    Social Democratic Party of Germany
    The Social Democratic Party of Germany is a social-democratic political party in Germany...

  • 1951–1956: Dr. Ernst Schwering CDU
    Christian Democratic Union (Germany)
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  • 1956–1973: Theo Burauen SPD
    Social Democratic Party of Germany
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  • 1973–1980: John van Nes Ziegler SPD
    Social Democratic Party of Germany
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  • 1980–1999: Norbert Burger SPD
    Social Democratic Party of Germany
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  • 1999–2000: Harry Blum
    Harry Blum
    Harry Blum was a German politician and member of the CDU. On 1...

     CDU
    Christian Democratic Union (Germany)
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  • 2000–2009: Fritz Schramma
    Fritz Schramma
    Fritz Schramma is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union . He was mayor of Cologne from 2000 until 2009.-Career:...

     CDU
    Christian Democratic Union (Germany)
    The Christian Democratic Union of Germany is a Christian democratic and conservative political party in Germany. It is regarded as on the centre-right of the German political spectrum...

  • Since 2009: Jürgen Roters
    Jürgen Roters
    Jürgen Roters is a German politician and member of the SPD. Since 21. October 2009 he is the governing mayor of Cologne. Jürgen Roters studied law from 1968 until 1974, is married and has three children.- External links :* *...

     SPD
    Social Democratic Party of Germany
    The Social Democratic Party of Germany is a social-democratic political party in Germany...


City managers 1946–1999

  • 1946–1953: Dr. Willi Suth
  • 1953–1965: Dr. Max Adenauer
  • 1965–1977: Prof. Dr. Heinz Mohnen
  • 1977–1989: Kurt Rossa
  • 1989–1998: Lothar Ruschmeier
  • 1998–1999: Klaus Heugel