Bernd Heidenreich

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Bernd Heidenreich (born April 29, 1955 in Frankfurt am Main ) is a German historian and politician ( CDU ). From 2003 to 2017 he was director of the Hessian state center for political education .


Heidenreich comes from a Frankfurt civil servant family. After graduating from high school in 1976 at the drawing school in Frankfurt am Main, Heidenreich studied history and German at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main from 1977 to 1981 . He put both state (1981 and 1983) for teachers at secondary schools, and in 1985 when Dieter Kimpel (German Recent Literature) at the Institute for German Language and Literature II with a thesis Sophie von La Roche - a work biography of Dr. phil. PhD.

In 1987 Heidenreich became a policy adviser for the CDU parliamentary group in the Hessian state parliament in Wiesbaden . Most recently he was government director . In 1992 he took over the permanent representation of the director of the Hessian state center for political education (leading government director). In 2003 he became director of the regional headquarters himself. From 2001 to 2009 he was a CDU city ​​councilor in Frankfurt . Since 2009 he has (honorary) member of the Municipal Council of the City of Frankfurt am Main. He is assigned to the economically liberal wing of his party and is a member of the medium-sized and business association of the CDU / CSU.

Heidenreich published a number of works on the historical and political geography of Hesse. He is a member of the Hessian Historical Commission in Darmstadt , the Frankfurt Historical Commission , the Commission for Research into the Prehistory and History of Parliamentarism in Hesse, the Advisory Board for Historical Regional Studies in Hesse and the Historical-Archaeological Society Frankfurt am Main as well as Familiare of the Teutonic Order .

In September 2018, Heidenreich and his Protestant colleague Rudolf Kriszeleit were elected chairman of the association that is to prepare and hold the third ecumenical church convention in Frankfurt am Main in 2021.

Heidenreich is married and has two children.


In 2009 Heidenreich was awarded the Roman plaque in gold from the city of Frankfurt , in 2015 Heidenreich received the Goethe plaque from the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art, and in 2017 the Hessian Order of Merit .

Fonts (selection)

  • Sophie von LaRoche - a work biography (= Frankfurt university papers on language theory and literary aesthetics . Volume 5). Lang, Frankfurt am Main a. a. 1986, ISBN 3-8204-8959-2 (Dissertation University of Frankfurt am Main 1985, 466 pages).
  • with Konrad Schacht (ed.): Hessen - a political regional studies (= writings on the political regional studies of Hesse . Volume 1). Kohlhammer, Stuttgart a. a. 1993, ISBN 3-17-012581-8 .
  • with Werner Wolf (ed.): The way to the strongest party 1945–1995. 50 years of the CDU Hessen . Verlag Wissenschaft und Politik, Cologne 1995, ISBN 3-8046-8827-6 .
  • with Konrad Schacht (ed.): Hessen - Society and Politics (= writings on the political regional studies of Hesse . Volume 2). Kohlhammer, Stuttgart a. a. 1995, ISBN 3-17-013169-9 .
  • with Konrad Schacht (Ed.) Hessen - Elections and Politics (= writings on the political regional studies of Hesse . Volume 3). Kohlhammer, Stuttgart a. a. 1996, ISBN 3-17-013604-6 .
  • with Klaus Böhme (ed.) Hessen - Constitution and Politics (= writings on the political regional studies of Hesse . Volume 4). Kohlhammer, Stuttgart a. a. 1997, ISBN 3-17-014923-7 .
  • (Ed. With Klaus Böhme) “Unity and Law and Freedom”. The revolution of 1848/49 in the state of Hesse . Westdeutscher Verlag, Opladen 1999, ISBN 3-531-13383-7 .
  • (Ed.) Spirit and Power. The Brentanos . Westdeutscher Verlag, Opladen u. a. 2000, ISBN 3-531-13477-9 .
  • (Ed. With Klaus Böhme) Hesse - history and politics (= writings on the political regional studies of Hesse . Volume 5). Kohlhammer, Stuttgart a. a. 2000, ISBN 3-17-016323-X .
  • (Ed. With Walter Mühlhausen ) Unity and freedom. Hessian personalities and the way to the Federal Republic of Germany . Westdeutscher Verlag, Wiesbaden 2000, ISBN 3-531-13480-9 .
  • (Ed. With Frank-Lothar Kroll ) Power or a cultural state? Prussia without a legend . Berlin Verlag Arno Spitz, Berlin 2002, ISBN 3-8305-0267-2 .
  • (Ed.) Political Theories of the 19th Century. Conservatism, liberalism, socialism. Akademie Verlag, Berlin 2002, ISBN 3-05-003682-6 .
  • (Ed. With Frank-Lothar Kroll) Theodor Fontane - poet of German unity . BWV, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-8305-0295-8 .
  • (Ed. With Ewald Grothe ) The Grimms - Culture and Politics . Societäts Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 2003, ISBN 3-7973-0852-3 . 2nd edition 2008.
  • (Ed. With Klaus Böhme) Hessen - Land und Politik (= writings on the political regional studies of Hesse . Volume 6). Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 2003, ISBN 3-17-017406-1 .
  • (Ed.) Hessen - Culture and Politics. The libraries (= writings on the political culture of Hesse . Volume 7). Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 2005, ISBN 3-17-018613-2 .
  • (Ed. With Hans-Christof Kraus , Frank-Lothar Kroll) Bismarck and the Germans . BWV, Berlin 2005, ISBN 3-8305-0939-1 .
  • (Ed. With Frank-Lothar Kroll) Election and coronation . Societäts Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 2006, ISBN 978-3-7973-0945-7 .
  • (Ed. With Eckhart G. Franz ) Crowns, wars, arts. The House of Hesse in the 19th and 20th centuries . Societäts Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 2009, ISBN 978-3-7973-1142-9 .
  • (Ed. With Sönke Neitzel ) Media in National Socialism . Schöningh, Paderborn 2010, ISBN 978-3-506-76710-3 .
  • (Ed. With Gerhard Göhler ) Political theories of the 17th and 18th centuries. State and politics in Germany . von Zabern, Darmstadt u. a. 2011, ISBN 978-3-8053-4327-5 .
  • (Ed. With Sönke Neitzel ) The German Empire 1890–1914 . Schöningh, Paderborn u. a. 2011, ISBN 978-3-506-77168-1 .
  • (Ed. With Angelika Röming) The state of Hesse. History - society - politics . Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 2014, ISBN 978-3-17-023259-4 .
  • (Ed. With Evelyn Brockhoff, Anne Bohnenkamp-Renken and Wolfgang Bunzel) The Brentanos - a romantic family? Henrich Druck u. Medien, Frankfurt am Main 2016, ISBN 978-3-943407-69-3 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Peter Fuchs: Sophie von La Roche - a work biography by Bernd Heidenreich . In: Historische Zeitschrift 251 (1990) 1, p. 168 f.
  2. The next step to the Ecumenical Church Congress 2021. On: from September 26, 2018