Andreas Trautvetter

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Andreas Trautvetter (born September 21, 1955 in Pappenheim ) is a German politician ( CDU ).


After graduating from high school in 1974 and the subsequent military service with the GDR border troops until 1977, he studied in Jena , where he graduated in 1982 as a mathematician, and became a reserve officer of the NVA . His last rank was first lieutenant in the reserve. Since 2000 he has been a member of the old gentlemen's association of the academic country team Rhenania zu Jena and Marburg , a striking student association in the Coburg Convent .

Trautvetter became a member of the CDU as early as 1979 . In 1990 he became a member of the Thuringian Parliament . From 1992 to 1994 he was Thuringian Minister of the State Chancellery, from 1994 to 2002 Thuringian Finance Minister. After Christian Köckert's resignation , he was appointed Minister of the Interior of Thuringia on November 21, 2002 . As a result of the cabinet reshuffle in 2004, he became Minister of the Thuringian Ministry of Construction and Transport, which was newly formed from departments of the Interior, Finance and Economics Ministry. Since 2004 he has been President of the Bobsleigh and Sled Association for Germany , as well as the Thuringian Sled and Bobsleigh Association and since 2010 also a member of the Presidium of the Fédération Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing .

As part of a cabinet reshuffle that was announced on April 23, 2008, Trautvetter resigned from the cabinet on May 8, 2008; The previous Thuringian Minister for Federal and European Affairs, Gerold Wucherpfennig , became the new Minister for Construction and Transport . Trautvetter also resigned from his Landtag mandate.


On his 50th birthday, a meadow in the Thuringian Forest was dedicated to him as the “Trautvetter meadow”. At the beginning of 2006 he caused a sensation as a musician with his interpretation of the Rennsteig song, which was played on regional radio stations and under the name Orange feat. Andi T. also appeared on CD.


Individual evidence

  1. Althaus announces cabinet reshuffle ( Memento from May 15, 2008 in the Internet Archive ),, April 23, 2008.
  2. ^ "Althaus exchanges six ministers" , Mitteldeutsche Zeitung , April 23, 2008.