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Visits By Foreign Leaders of Germany

Visitor Description Date
Chancellor Adenauer Guest of the President. In U.S. April 6-18. Visited San Francisco, Carmel (California), Chicago, New York City, and Boston (Massachusetts). April 7–10, 1953
Chancellor Adenauer Signed Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation. Afterwards visited New York City. Departed U.S. November 1. October 27–30, 1954
Chancellor Adenauer Unofficial visit. Also visited Boston (Massachusetts) and New York City. Departed the U.S. June 18. June 13–15, 1955
Chancellor Adenauer In U.S. June 9-15, visiting New York City, New Haven (Connecticut), Chicago and Milwaukee (Wisconsin). Departed U.S. June 15. June 11–13, 1956
Chancellor Adenauer Official visit. Private visit to New York City and Greenwich (Connecticut) May 24-25. May 27–29, 1957
President Heuss State visit. Addressed U.S. Congress June 5. Afterwards visited Philadelphia, Hanover (New Hampshire), Detroit (Michigan), Chicago, San Francisco, the Grand Canyon (Arizona), Williamsburg and Charlottesville (Virginia), and New York City. Departed U.S. June 23. June 4–7, 1958
Chancellor Adenauer Informal meeting with President Eisenhower en route to Japan. In U.S. March 12-23, visiting New York City, Los Angeles, Palm Desert (California), San Francisco, and Honolulu (Hawaii). March 15–17, 1960
Chancellor Adenauer Informal visit. Afterwards visited Austin and the LBJ Ranch (Texas). Departed U.S. April 17. April 11–16, 1961
Chancellor Adenauer Informal visit; discussed Berlin Crisis with President Kennedy. November 19–23, 1961
Chancellor Adenauer Informal visit. November 13–16, 1962
President Luebke Attended funeral of President Kennedy. November 24–25, 1963
Chancellor Erhard Attended funeral of President Kennedy. November 24–25, 1963
Chancellor Erhard Informal visit at LBJ Ranch. December 28–29, 1963
Chancellor Erhard Informal visit. Arrived in U.S. June 11; visited Cambridge (Massachusetts) and New York City. June 12–13, 1964
Chancellor Erhard Informal visit. Arrived in U.S. May 31; visited New York City. June 4, 1965
Chancellor Erhard Informal visit. December 19–21, 1965
Chancellor Ludwig Erhard Informal visit. In U.S. September 24-27; visited Cape Kennedy. September 26–27, 1966
Chancellor Kurt-Georg Kiesinger Official visit. August 13–19, 1967
Chancellor Kurt-Georg Kiesinger Attended funeral of former President Eisenhower; met with President Nixon April 1. March 31–April 1, 1969
Chancellor Kurt-Georg Kiesinger Official visit. In U.S. August 5-9; visited New York City. August 7–9, 1969
Chancellor Willy Brandt Official visit. U.S. April 4; visited El Paso and Cape Kennedy. April 7–11, 1970
Chancellor Willy Brandt Private visit. Arrived in U.S. June 14; also visited Hartford, Conn. June 15–16, 1971
Chancellor Willy Brandt Informal visit at Key Biscayne (Fla.). December 28–29, 1971
Chancellor Willy Brandt Official visit. May 1–2, 1973
Chancellor Willy Brandt Private visit; met with President Nixon at the White House. September 29, 1973
Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Official visit. Afterwards visited New York City. Departed U.S. December 7. December 4–6, 1974
President Walter Scheel State visit. In U.S. June 15-20; visited Williamsburg, Chicago, and New York City. June 16–18, 1975
Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Working meeting and luncheon at White House with President Ford during a private visit. October 3, 1975
Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Attended Economic Summit Meeting in Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico. June 26–28, 1976
Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Official visit. In U.S. July 14-20; visited Williamsburg, Baltimore, and Philadelphia; private visit to San Francisco. July 15–17, 1976
Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Official visit. July 13–15, 1977
Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Attended North Atlantic Alliance Summit conference. May 30–31, 1978
Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Private visit. In U.S. June 6-8. Met with President Carter June 6; visited Cambridge (Mass.), Columbia (S.C.), and New York City. June 6, 1979
Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Official visit. March 4–6, 1980
Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Private visit. Met with President Carter and President-elect Reagan November 20. November 18–21, 1980
Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Official visit. May 20–23, 1981
Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Private visit. Met with President Reagan January 5. January 4–6, 1982
Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Private visit. Met with Secretary of State Shultz at Bohemian Grove (Calif.). July 20–27, 1982
Chancellor Helmut Kohl Official visit. November 14–16, 1982
Chancellor Helmut Kohl Official working visit. April 14–15, 1983
Chancellor Helmut Kohl Attended Economic Summit Meeting, Williamsburg (Va.). May 28–31, 1983
President Kurt Carstens State visit. Addressed Joint Session of U.S. Congress October 5. Visited Philadelphia, St. Louis, El Paso, Dallas, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Seattle, New York City City, and New Haven. Departed U.S. October 14. October 3–6, 1983
Chancellor Helmut Kohl Official working visit. March 3–6, 1984
Chancellor Helmut Kohl Official working visit. November 29–30, 1984
Chancellor Helmut Kohl Met with President Reagan in New York City. October 25, 1985
Chancellor Helmut Kohl Official Visit; visited Chicago. October 20–23, 1986
Chancellor Helmut Kohl Official Working Visit. February 17–19, 1988
Chancellor Helmut Kohl Official Working Visit. November 15, 1988
President Richard von Weizsaecker Met with President Bush during a private visit June 6, 1989
Chancellor Helmut Kohl Informal meeting at Camp David, Md. February 24–25, 1990
Chancellor Helmut Kohl Private visit. May 17, 1990
Chancellor Helmut Kohl Private visit. Had also visited New York City and Boston. June 8, 1990
Chancellor Helmut Kohl Attended Economic Summit Meeting in Houston, Texas. July 8–11, 1990
Chancellor Helmut Kohl Official Visit. May 19–21, 1991
Chancellor Helmut Kohl Official working visit. September 16, 1991
Chancellor Helmut Kohl Informal meeting with President Bush at Camp David, Md. March 20–22, 1992
President Richard von Weizsaecker State Visit. Addressed Joint Meeting of Congress April 29. Afterwards visited Atlanta, Ga. April 28–May 1, 1992
Chancellor Helmut Kohl Met with President Clinton during a private visit. March 25–26, 1993
President Richard von Weiszaecker Visited Holocaust Memorial Museum and met with President Clinton on May 24. May 23–25, 1993
Chancellor Helmut Kohl Working visit. January 30–31, 1994
Chancellor Helmut Kohl Official visit. February 9–10, 1995
Chancellor Helmut Kohl Official working visit in Milwaukee and Washington, D.C. May 22–23, 1996
Chancellor Helmut Kohl Attended the Economic Summit Meeting in Denver, Colorado. June 20–22, 1997
President Roman Herzog Working visit. July 22–24, 1997
Chancellor-elect Gerhard Schroeder Met with President Clinton during a private visit. October 8–9, 1998
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder Working visit. February 11–12, 1999
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder Attended NATO’s 50th Anniversary Summit. April 23–25, 1999
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder Working visit. March 28–29, 2001
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder Working visit. October 9, 2001
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder Working visit. Also attended World Economic Forum in New York City. January 30–31, 2002
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City. September 24, 2003
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder Working visit. February 26–27, 2004
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder Attended G-8 Economic Summit at Sea Island, Georgia. Attended the funeral of Former President Reagan. June 8–11, 2004
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder Working visit. June 27, 2005
Chancellor Angela Merkel Working visit. January 12–13, 2006
Chancellor Angela Merkel Working visit. May 3–4, 2006
Chancellor Angela Merkel Working visit. January 4, 2007
Chancellor Angela Merkel Attended U.S.-EU Summit meeting. April 29–30, 2007
Chancellor Angela Merkel Working visit. Met with President Bush in Crawford, TX. November 9–10, 2007
Chancellor Angela Merkel Attended the G-20 Economic Summit Meeting. November 14–15, 2008
Chancellor Angela Merkel Working Visit. June 26, 2009
Chancellor Angela Merkel Attended the G-20 Economic Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. September 24–25, 2009
Chancellor Angela Merkel Working Visit. Addressed joint session of Congress November 3. November 3, 2009
Chancellor Angela Merkel Attended the Nuclear Security Summit. April 12–13, 2010
Chancellor Angela Merkel Official Visit. June 6–7, 2011
Chancellor Angela Merkel Attended the G-8 Economic Summit at Camp David, MD. May 18–19, 2012
Chancellor Angela Merkel Attended the NATO Summit Meeting in Chicago, IL. May 20–21, 2012
Chancellor Angela Merkel Working visit. May 2, 2014
Chancellor Angela Merkel Official Working Visit. February 9, 2015
President Joachim Gauck Official Working Visit. October 7, 2015