Personalities | Helmut Kohl | Helmut Kohl: Portraits | Helmut Kohl: Portraits | 02100986
Personalities | Helmut Kohl | Helmut Kohl: vor 1976 | Franz Josef Strauß and Helmut Kohl, 1973 | 00112621
Personalities | Helmut Kohl | Helmut Kohl: Oppositionsführer 1976 - 1982 | Helmut Kohl and Pope John Paul II., 1979 | 00350346
Personalities | Helmut Kohl | Helmut Kohl: Bundeskanzler 1982 - 1988 | Helmut Kohl: Federal Chancellor 1982 - 1988 | 02101713
Personalities | Helmut Kohl | Helmut Kohl: 'Kanzler der Einheit' 1989 -1993 | Helmut ohl on election night of the federal election in Bonn, 1990 | 00369328
Personalities | Helmut Kohl | Helmut Kohl: Bundeskanzler 1994-1998 | Helmut Kohl: Federal chancellor 1994-1998 | 02101499
Personalities | Helmut Kohl | Helmut Kohl mit ausländischen Politikern | Helmut Kohl with foreign government leaders | 02101687
Personalities | Helmut Kohl | Helmut Kohl: ab 1998 | Helmut Kohl: after 1998 | 02101175
Personalities | Helmut Kohl | Helmut Kohl: Schnappschüsse | Helmut Kohl: Snap shots | 02101435
Personalities | Helmut Kohl | Helmut Kohl: privat | Helmut Kohl and his wife Hannelore, 1990 | 00015913
Personalities | Helmut Kohl | Hannelore Kohl | Hannelore Kohl | 00349740
Helmut Kohl

"Birne muss Kanzler bleiben" (Pear must remain Chancellor), the satirical magazine Titanic stated in 1982 - and "Birne" remained Chancellor. Helmut Kohl headed the government for 16 years, more than any other Chancellor before or after him. And no Federal Chancellor has become so often the target of gloating criticism and parody, be it because of his popularity, his culinary preferences or also because of concrete political scandals. But Kohl was more than just a prophet of flourishing landscapes. In the early days of his political career, he was instrumental in modernising his CDU, driving European integration forward and, not least, going down in history as Chancellor of Unity.