List of German transportation ministers

This page lists German Transportation Ministers. See also lists of incumbents.

Weimar Republic & Third Reich (1919–1945)Edit

No. Portrait Name
(Born-Died)
Term Political Party Government
Took office Left office Time in office
1Johannes Bell
(1868–1949)
13 February 19191 May 19201 year, 78 daysCentreScheidemann
Bauer
Müller I
2Johannes Bell
(1870–1944)
2 May 192021 June 192050 daysSPDMüller I
3Wilhelm Groener
(1867–1939)
25 June 192012 August 19233 years, 48 daysIndependentFehrenbach
Wirth I
Wirth II
Cuno
4Rudolf Oeser
(1858–1926)
12 August 192311 October 19241 year, 59 daysDDPStresemann I
Stresemann II[1]
Marx I
Marx II
5Rudolf Krohne [de]
(1876–1953)
12 October 192417 December 19262 years, 66 daysDVPLuther I
Luther II[2]
Marx III
6Wilhelm Koch
(1877–1950)
28 January 192712 June 19281 year, 136 daysDNVPMarx IV
7Theodor von Guérard
(1863–1943)
27 June 19286 February 1929224 daysCentreMüller II
8Georg Schätzel [de]
(1874–1934)
7 February 192912 April 192964 daysBVPMüller II
9Adam Stegerwald
(1874–1945)
12 April 192927 March 1930348 daysCentreMüller II
(7)Theodor von Guérard
(1863–1943)
30 March 19307 October 19311 year, 191 daysCentreBrüning I
10Gottfried Treviranus
(1891–1971)
9 October 193130 May 1932234 daysKVPBrüning II
11Paul Freiherr von Eltz-Rübenach
(1875–1943)
1 June 19322 February 19374 years, 246 daysIndependentPapen
Schleicher
Hitler
12Julius Dorpmüller
(1869–1945)
Independent until January 1941
2 February 193723 May 19458 years, 110 daysNSDAPHitler
Goebbels
von Krosigk

1 The SPD withdrew from the Stresemann II Cabinet on 3 November 1923.
2 The DNVP withdrew from the Luther I Cabinet on 26 October 1925.

Federal Republic of Germany (1949–present)Edit

Political Party:   DP   SPD   CSU   CDU

Name
(Born-Died)
Image Party Term of Office Chancellor
(Cabinet)
Federal Minister for Transport
Hans-Christoph Seebohm
(1903–1967)
  DP (until 1960)
CDU (from 1960)
20 September 1949 30 November 1966 Adenauer
(I • II • III • IV • V)
Erhard (III)
Georg Leber
(1920–2012)
  SPD 1 December 1966 7 July 1972 Kiesinger (I)
Brandt (I)
Lauritz Lauritzen
(1910–1980)
  SPD 7 July 1972 16 May 1974 Brandt
(III)
Kurt Gscheidle
(1924–2003)
  SPD 16 May 1974 4 November 1980 Schmidt
(III)
Volker Hauff
(b. 1940)
  SPD 6 November 1980 1 October 1982 Schmidt
(III)
Werner Dollinger
(1918–2008)
  CSU 4 October 1982 12 March 1987 Kohl
(III)
Jürgen Warnke
(1932–2013)
  CSU 12 March 1987 21 April 1989 Kohl
(III)
Friedrich Zimmermann
(1925–2012)
  CSU 21 April 1989 18 January 1991
Günther Krause
(b. 1953)
  CDU 18 January 1991 13 May 1993 Kohl
(IV)
Matthias Wissmann
(b. 1949)
  CDU 13 May 1993 26 October 1998 Kohl
(IVV)
Federal Minister for Transport, Building and Housing
Franz Müntefering
(b. 1940)
  SPD 27 October 1998 29 September 1999 Schröder
(I)
Reinhard Klimmt
(b. 1942)
  SPD 29 September 1999 16 November 2000
Kurt Bodewig
(b. 1955)
  SPD 20 November 2000 22 October 2002
Manfred Stolpe
(1936–2019)
  SPD 22 October 2002 22 November 2005 Schröder
(II)
Federal Minister for Transport, Building and Urban Development
Wolfgang Tiefensee
(b. 1955)
  SPD 22 November 2005 28 October 2009 Merkel
(I)
Peter Ramsauer
(b. 1954)
  CSU 28 October 2009 17 December 2013 Merkel
(II)
Federal Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure
Alexander Dobrindt
(b. 1970)
  CSU 17 December 2013 14 March 2018 Merkel
(III)
Andreas Scheuer
(b. 1974)
  CSU 14 March 2018 Incumbent Merkel
(IV)