Lord Mayor

Dr. Johannes Bruns has been the Lord Mayor of Mühlhausen, Thuringia, since 01 July, 2012. As mayor, he runs the Mühlhausen municipal administration with around 280 employees. He represents the city in Germany and abroad, is the liaison between the city council and the administration, and is responsible for enforcing city council decisions.

Lord Mayor, Dr. Johannes Bruns
Lord Mayor, Dr. Johannes Bruns



Born in Arnsberg.

High School diploma

1986 –1989
Training for upper administrative service; diploma as public administration specialist (University of Applied Sciences)

1989 – 1990
Civil service at hospital

1991 – 1996
Degree in Social Science focusing on in business at Ruhr University Bochum

1996 – 2002
Research associate at the University of Jena

1998 – 2001
Doctorate on the issue of restructuring of old industrial regions in Leipzig

2002 – 2006
Head of the "Regional Management / Business Development" administrative department in Greifswald

2006 – 2012
Deputy mayor and social department head of the city of Mühlhausen, Thuringia.

since 01.07.2012
Lord Mayor of Mühlhausen, Thuringia.