Embassy of Germany, London

Diplomatic mission Albrecht von Bernstorff Chesham Place
Embassy of Germany in London
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LocationBelgravia, London
Address23 Belgrave Square/Chesham Place, London, SW1X 8PZ
Coordinates51°29′54″N 0°09′15″W / 51.49825°N 0.15425°W / 51.49825; -0.15425Coordinates: 51°29′54″N 0°09′15″W / 51.49825°N 0.15425°W / 51.49825; -0.15425
AmbassadorAndreas Michaelis

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

The embassy is located at Belgrave Square, in Belgravia.[1] It occupies three of the original terraced houses in Belgrave Square and a late 20th-century extension.

History

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.

Envoys of the German states

Saxony

Hanover

Holstein-Gottorp

Electorate of the Palatinate

Trier

Bavaria[2][3]

1692: Opening of diplomatic mission

1804–1814: Interruption of diplomatic relations, due to alliance with France during Napoleonic Wars

1871: Closure of legation

Brandenburg-Prussia[4]

Envoys Extraordinary of Prussia[4]

Ambassadors of Germany

North German Confederation (1867–1871)

German Empire (1871–1918)

  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)

  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)

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

diplomatic relations disrupted due to World War II

German Democratic Republic (1949–1990)

Federal Republic of Germany (since 1949)

  1. Hans Schlange-Schöningen (1950–1955)
  2. Hans Heinrich Herwarth von Bittenfeld (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 (2014–2018)
  18. Peter Wittig (2018–2020)
  19. Andreas Michaelis (2020–present)

Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b "The London Diplomatic List" (PDF). 14 December 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-11.
  2. ^ K. G. Saur: Große Bayerische Biographische Enzyklopädie. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin 2005 (online)
  3. ^ Tobias C. Bringmann: Handbuch der Diplomatie, 1815–1963: Auswärtige Missionschefs in Deutschland und Deutsche Missionschefs im Ausland von Metternich bis Adenauer. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin 2001, S. 40.
  4. ^ a b German Wikipedia article: Liste der preußischen Gesandten im Vereinigten Königreich