Kurt Gribl

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Lord Mayor Kurt Gribl, 2010 at the reception for new residents

Kurt Gribl (born August 29, 1964 in Augsburg ) is a German lawyer and politician ( CSU ). From May 1, 2008 to April 30, 2020 he was Lord Mayor of Augsburg .


Gribl was born as the son of Kurt and Rosina Gribl, who jointly ran an agricultural and commercial business. After attending primary school in the Augsburg district of Kriegshaber , he switched to the Justus-von-Liebig-Gymnasium in Neusäß in 1975 . Between 1986 and 1990 he studied law at the University of Augsburg . During his legal clerkship, he did his doctorate in law at Professor Jörg Tenckhoff's chair . From 1986 to 1995 he was first commander and platoon leader of the Augsburg-Kriegshaber volunteer fire department .

After a three-year legal traineeship in the district of the Munich Higher Regional Court with positions in the government of Swabia, the Augsburg district office, the city of Augsburg and the Augsburg district court, he joined an Augsburg law firm in 1993, of which he has been a partner since 1996. In 2005 he received his license to become a specialist lawyer for building and architectural law . Between 2004 and 2007 he took on teaching positions at the Dresden University of Applied Sciences and the Mittweida University of Applied Sciences .


In September 2006 the then non-party Gribl was nominated by the Augsburg CSU as "Mister X" as a candidate for the Mayor election in March 2008 . In the first ballot on March 2, 2008, he surprisingly achieved the most votes with a share of 44.3%. Incumbent Paul Wengert ( SPD ) received 40.6%. The turnout was 47.6%. In the city council election, Gribl became the so-called "king of votes" with 65,581 votes. In the runoff election on March 16, 2008, with a further decrease in participation (approx. 45%), he prevailed against Wengert with 55.9%. His inauguration took place on May 2, 2008. In the city council, he ruled in a coalition with the first-time citizen group “Pro Augsburg” and the Free Voters of Bavaria. From the end of 2012 he no longer had a government majority. Personnel disputes within the CSU led to numerous withdrawals from the coalition.

Even before the election, he had announced that he would join the CSU after an election victory. The entry took place on May 24, 2008 as part of a CSU citizens' reception in Augsburg in the presence of CSU Chairman Erwin Huber and the then Bavarian Prime Minister Günther Beckstein .

In the mayoral election on March 16, 2014 , Gribl sat down in the first ballot with 51.8% of the votes against eight opposing candidates (Stefan Kiefer / SPD / 28.0%; Peter Grab / Pro Augsburg / 3.5%; Reiner Erben / Greens / 6.4%; Volker Schafitel / Free Voters / 2.7%; Markus Arnold / FDP / 0.6%; Thomas Lis / AfD / 3.8%; Christian Pettinger / ÖDP / 1.1%; Alexander Süßmair / Die Linke / 1.9%) and was confirmed in his office. Eva Weber (CSU) was elected as 2nd mayor and Stefan Kiefer (SPD) as 3rd mayor.

Gribl built a broad government majority from the CSU (23 seats), SPD (13) and Bündnis90 / Die Grünen (7) in the city council. With the FDP city council, which is observing in the CSU parliamentary group, the "three-party alliance" initially got 44 out of 60 votes. In the meantime, a city council has left the AfD parliamentary group and joined the CSU parliamentary group as the 24th member. In February 2017, two city councilors left the CSM faction and returned to the CSU. Gribl's government alliance has a total of 47 out of 60 votes and a three-quarters majority. In January 2018, another former AfD city council member joined the CSU parliamentary group. This means that the CSU parliamentary group in the Augsburg city council now has 27 members.

Gribl's previous term of office includes, among other things, the expansion of the Augsburg Exhibition Center , the renovation of the congress hall , the construction of the canoe performance center, the construction of the second theater venue, the brechtbühne , the school renovation program, the renovation of the Curt Frenzel Stadium , the beginning of the transfer of the Augsburg clinic to university clinic , the car-free Königsplatz as part of the Augsburg mobility hub and the renovation of the city center.

Gribl has been a member of the Presidium of the German Association of Cities since June 2014 . In June 2015 he was elected by the German Association of Cities as one of the deputies of the President and Vice President.

In July 2014 he was elected first deputy chairman of the Bavarian Association of Cities . On July 12, 2017, Gribl was elected as the new chairman of the Bavarian Association of Cities and is thus the successor to Ulrich Maly , who held the office for six years. At the 56th General Assembly of the Bay. City days in Regensburg on July 15, 2020, Gribl was no longer up for re-election. His successor was Lord Mayor Markus Pannermayr .

Since November 2015 Gribl has been one of the deputy chairmen of the CSU.

On March 13, 2019, Gribl announced that he would not run for a third term as Lord Mayor in the 2020 local elections . Eva Weber (CSU) was elected as his successor .


Kurt Gribl has been married to Sigrid Gribl (formerly Einfalt) for the second time since 2014. She was his personal advisor during the 2007/2008 election campaign. Kurt Gribl has three children from his first marriage, which was divorced in 2010.

Web links

Commons : Kurt Gribl  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Result of the mayoral election 2014 . City of Augsburg. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  2. The speakers have been elected . City of Augsburg. May 2, 2014. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  3. Two renegades return to the CSU . Augsburg General. February 7, 2017. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  4. Ex-AfD city councilor Thorsten Kunze joins the Augsburg CSU parliamentary group - Press Augsburg | News for Augsburg and Bavarian Swabia. Retrieved December 27, 2018 .
  5. ^ OB Gribl new chairman of the Bavarian City Council . City of Augsburg. July 12, 2017. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  6. Press release of the Bay. City days from July 15, 2020 - available online
  7. ^ Augsburg: Mayor Gribl has a new partner . Augsburg General. January 4, 2010. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  8. OB Gribl and his wife separate by mutual agreement . Augsburg General. August 22, 2008. Retrieved February 27, 2017.