Peter Menacher

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Peter Menacher (born November 29, 1939 in Augsburg ) is a German politician. From 1990 to 2002 he was Lord Mayor of the City of Augsburg ( CSU ).


After training as an officer in the Air Force, Menacher studied teaching at the Augsburg University of Education. After six years as a teacher, he moved to the pedagogical college as an assistant. In 1971 Menacher received his doctorate after completing a second degree in educational science, political science and history at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich on a subject of political education. From 1970 to 1976 Menacher worked for Prof. Hans Maier in the Bavarian Ministry of Culture . In 1974/1975 he took part in the course in administrative management at the Bavarian State Chancellery with study visits to business and abroad.


From 1976 to 1990 he was a professional city councilor and school clerk for the city of Augsburg, where he was active in numerous supraregional committees for school and education policy. Among other things, he was chairman of the school committee of the German Association of Cities. In 1990 he was elected Lord Mayor of Augsburg. In 1996 he was re-elected. The focus of his tenure was the construction of numerous kindergartens and new tram lines, the expansion of the road network and cultural projects. He also began the conversion of barracks into areas for residential, commercial and green, as well as the profiling of Augsburg as an environmental competence center. Menacher was a member of the Presidium of the German Association of Cities and was its representative in the Committee of the Regions of the EU in Brussels from 1998 to 2002. In 2002 he stopped running and left office.

In 2001 Peter Menacher received the Liebieg Medal from the Reichenberg home district . On March 31, 2003 he was given honorary citizenship by the city of Augsburg. In the same year he was appointed curator of the Kurt and Felicitas Viermetz Foundation . Menacher has been an honorary member of the Catholic student union K.St.V. Ludovicia Augsburg in KV .

Publications (selection)

  • Young people and parties. Munich - Vienna 1971.
  • Augsburg milestones. A city on the way into the new millennium. Augsburg 1999.
  • Lived togetherness - the “Augsburg Peace Festival Prize” and its ecumenical impulses. Augsburg 1997 and amendment 2000.


  • Ludwig Munzinger : The Munzinger archive. Biographies. Article "Peter Menacher", Munzinger-Archiv GmbH 2007.

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