Wieland Niekisch

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Wieland Niekisch (born February 20, 1957 in Löbau , Dresden district , GDR ) is a German politician ( CDU ). From 1999 to 2009 he was a member of the Brandenburg State Parliament .

Life and work

After completing his vocational training from 1973 to 1975 as a skilled worker for systems engineering, Wieland Niekisch worked for the Evangelical Church until 1977. From 1977 to 1980 he completed the humanistic Abitur in Potsdam .

From 1980 to 1981 Niekisch studied theology for two semesters at the Sprachenkonvikt Berlin . Because of an application to leave the Federal Republic of Germany, he worked as a cemetery worker until 1983. He then studied historical, economic, medieval history and theology at the Free University of Berlin until 1987 and completed his studies with the academic degree of a Magister Artium . In 1995 he received his doctorate. phil. at the Free University of Berlin.

Since 1997 Wieland Niekisch has been working as a freelancer in the field of tourism promotion, rhetoric and communication training, and public relations / advertising. From 1998 to 1999 he was deputy head of the planning staff of the Berlin Senator for the Interior.

Since 2010, Wieland Niekisch has headed the Police Center for Contemporary History at the Brandenburg Police College .

Wieland Niekisch is married and has two children. He is evangelical.


Political party

Niekisch has been a member of the CDU since 1984. In 1995 he was elected district chairman of the CDU Potsdam. From 1998 to 2001 he was a member of the Potsdam City Council . On June 9, 2008, Niekisch resigned from his position as district chairman of the CDU Potsdam after massive pressure from within the party, among other things because of an allegedly undisclosed consulting contract .


Wieland Niekisch was a member of the Brandenburg state parliament from September 1999 to September 2009. He was spokesman for science, culture and the media and from March 2007 he was deputy chairman of the CDU parliamentary group in Brandenburg. Since 2007 he has been a full member of the broadcasting council and program committee of the rbb . For the CDU parliamentary group, he sat on the state jury to select the design for the new parliament building in the center of Potsdam. Until October 2004 he was deputy chairman of the committee for science, research and culture. From November 2004 he was vice chairman of the subcommittee of the Committee on Budgetary Control. In the election to the 5th Brandenburg State Parliament in 2009 , Niekisch lost his mandate and resigned from parliament.

Individual evidence

  1. Black felt . In: Der Spiegel . No. 20 , 1998, pp. 18 ( online ).
  2. Article in: Potsdam Latest News , December 21, 2007