German Ambassador to the United Kingdom

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Embassy of Germany in London
Location Belgravia, London
Address 23 Belgrave Square/Chesham Place, London, SW1X 8PZ
Ambassador Vacant

The Embassy of Germany in London is the diplomatic mission of Germany in the United Kingdom.[1]

The embassy is located at on Belgrave Square, in Belgravia.[2] It occupies three of the original terraced houses in Belgrave Square and a late 20th-century extension.

History[edit]

The German Embassy, c. 1930

The Prussian Consul-General was housed at 9 Carlton House Terrace in the so-called Prussia House. After World War II Prussia House was requisitioned as enemy property and the Federal Republic of Germany moved its consulate and diplomatic operations to Belgrave Square, still operating as a Consulate General. The Consulate became a fully functional Embassy in June 1951, the FRG leasing the building for 99 years in 1953.

In the 1970s, office space in the embassy was tight so an extension was erected at Chesham Place, inaugurated in 1978. It won the Westminster City Council prize for architecture.

In 1990, after German reunification, the East German embassy building at 34 Belgrave Square became part of the German embassy.

Delegates of states of the Holy Roman Empire[edit]

Saxony[edit]

Hanover[edit]

Holstein-Gottorp[edit]

Electorate of the Palatinate[edit]

Trier[edit]

Brandenburg-Prussia[edit]

Ambassadors of Prussia[edit]

Ambassadors of Germany[edit]

North German Confederation (1867-1871)[edit]

German Empire (1871-1918)[edit]

  1. Albrecht von Bernstorff (1871–1873)
  2. Georg Herbert zu Münster (1873–1885)
  3. Paul von Hatzfeldt (1885–1901)
  4. Paul Wolff Metternich (1901–1912)
  5. Adolf Marschall von Bieberstein (1912)
  6. Karl Max, Prince Lichnowsky (1912–1914)

diplomatic relations disrupted due to World War I

Weimar Republic (1919-1933)[edit]

  1. Friedrich Sthamer (1920–1930) (chargé d'affaires from 1919)
  2. Konstantin von Neurath (1930–1932)
  3. Leopold von Hoesch (1932–1933)

Third Reich (1933-1945)[edit]

  1. Leopold von Hoesch (1933–1936)
  2. Joachim von Ribbentrop (1936-March 12, 1938)
  3. Herbert von Dirksen (1938–1939)

diplomatic relations disrupted due to World War II

German Democratic Republic (1949-1990)[edit]

  • 1959 Kurt Wolf 1963
  • 1963 Jost Prescher 1965 (*22. März 1930; † 31. Mai 2000) Representative at the Chamber of Commerce
  • 1965 Erich Rennstein 1967
  • 1967 Dieter Butters 1971
  • 1971 Erich Albrecht
  • 1971 Karl Heinz Kern 1980 (*1930)
  • 1984 Gerhard Lindner (*1930)
  • 1989 Joachim Mitdank 1990

Federal Republic of Germany (since 1949)[edit]

  1. Hans Schlange-Schöningen (1950–1955)
  2. Hans von Herwarth (1955–1961)
  3. Hasso von Etzdorf (1961–1965)
  4. Herbert Blankenhorn (1965–1970)
  5. Karl-Günther von Hase (1970–1977)
  6. Hans Helmut Ruethe (1977–1980)
  7. Jürgen Ruhfus (1980–1983)
  8. Rüdiger von Wechmar (1985–1989)
  9. Hermann von Richthofen (1989–1993)
  10. Peter Hartmann (1993–1995)
  11. Jürgen Oesterhelt (1995–1997)
  12. Gebhardt von Moltke (1997–1999)
  13. Hans-Friedrich von Ploetz (1999–2002)
  14. Thomas Matussek (2002–2006)
  15. Wolfgang Ischinger (2006–2008)
  16. Georg Boomgaarden (2008–2014)
  17. Peter Ammon (2014-Present)

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The London Diplomatic List". 14 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "The London Diplomatic List". 14 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°29′54″N 0°09′15″W / 51.49825°N 0.15425°W / 51.49825; -0.15425