Christoph Ahlhaus

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Christoph Ahlhaus
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Christoph Ahlhaus and his wife Simone
Hamburg State Minister of the Interior
In office
7 May 2008 – 25 August 2010
Preceded by Udo Nagel
Succeeded by Heino Vahldieck
First Mayor of Hamburg
In office
25 August 2010 – 7 March 2011
Preceded by Ole von Beust
Succeeded by Olaf Scholz
Personal details
Born (1969-08-28) 28 August 1969 (age 45)
Heidelberg,  West Germany
Nationality German
Political party CDU

Christoph Ahlhaus (born 28 August 1969) is a German politician. He is a representative of the German Christian Democratic Union which he joined in 1985. He was the mayor of Hamburg from August 2010 to March 2011.

Ahlhaus was born on 28 August 1969 in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg. He is married and studied law at the universities of Heidelberg, Munich, Berlin, and Speyer.[1]

From 7 May 2008 to 24 August 2010 Ahlhaus was state minister of the Interior in Hamburg.[2] On 25 August 2010 he became First Mayor of Hamburg. Christoph Ahlhaus was critical of the Green Party during his tenure as Mayor of Hamburg.[3]


  1. ^ Lebenslauf Christoph Ahlhaus, Innensenator (in German), Behörde für Inneres, retrieved 2009-07-26 
  2. ^ Staff: State Chancellery, Die Senatoren (in German), Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, retrieved 2008-09-26 
  3. ^ Knight, Dennis (February 18, 2011). "Trend-Setting Loss Would Spell Trouble for Merkel". Spiegel Online. Retrieved February 18, 2011.