Personalities | German Chancellors | Ludwig Erhard as chancellor of the FRG from 1963-1966 00010678
Personalities | German Chancellors | Konrad Adenauer in Iran - Photo Story by Max Scheler 1957 00145120
Personalities | German Chancellors | Konrad Adenauer in the Iranian Palace - Photo Story by Max Scheler 1957 00145114
Personalities | German Chancellors | Willy Brandt in Warsaw 1970 02100764
German Chancellors

In the order of protocol, they only rank in third place of the state, but it is they who have the greatest power: the German chancellors shaped the policies of the old Federal Republic as well as those of the reunited Germany. And 70 years of federal republican history have produced some charismatic, respected or even controversial personalities whose decisions have determined the fate of the nation entrusted to them for decades. Starting with Konrad Adenauer, who led a destroyed and formerly National Socialist country back into the international arena. Or take Willy Brandt, who approached the GDR with his Ostpolitik. Impressions from the reign of the chancellors, their political friends and rivals and the historical moments they accompanied can be found here.