Eva Köhler

Eva Luise Köhler

Eva Luise and Horst Köhler
Born Eva Luise Bohnet
(1947-01-02) 2 January 1947
Ludwigsburg, Germany
Occupation former First Lady of Germany
Spouse(s) Horst Köhler
Children Ulrike Köhler, Jochen Köhler

Eva Luise Köhler (German: [ˈkøːlɐ]; born 2 January 1947 in Ludwigsburg as Eva Luise Bohnet) is the wife of the former German President Horst Köhler (Mandate : 1 July 2004 – 31 May 2010) and as such, was sometimes referred to by the media as the "First Lady" during her husband's presidency.[1]

She completed her Abitur in Ludwigsburg in 1966, and studied History, Germanistics and Religion. She then became a teacher of German. Eva Köhler was a member of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) from 1972 to 1990 (as she advocated Willy Brandt's Ostpolitik) and participated in local politics. She left the SPD because she disliked the politics of Oskar Lafontaine.

Eva and Horst Köhler have two children, Ulrike (born 1972) and Jochen (born 1977).


Foreign honours


  1. "Ex-First-Lady Eva Köhler im Interview: „Menschen mit seltenen Erkrankungen fallen durchs soziale Netz"". Rhein-Zeitung (in German). 27 February 2011. Retrieved 21 April 2011.
  2. Lituanian Presidency Website, Search form Archived April 19, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. Gotha.fr, State visit of Germany to the Netherlands, 2007, Photo
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