Maximilian Krah

German politician

Maximilian Krah
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Member of the European Parliament
for Germany
Assumed office
2 July 2019[1][2]
Personal details
Born (1977-01-28) 28 January 1977 (age 45)
Political partyAlternative for Germany

Maximilian Krah (born January 28, 1977) is a German lawyer and politician who is serving as an Alternative for Germany Member of the European Parliament.[3]


Krah grew up in Upper Lusatia as the youngest of three children. His mother was a teacher and his father Peter Krah was an engineer, an executive for the local chapter of the Christian Democratic Union and later an advisor to the Ministry for Interior and Sports of Lower Saxony.[4] After high school, Krah studied law at the Technical University of Dresden followed by an MBA at the London Business School and the Columbia Business School in New York. In 2004 he completed state examinations to practice as a lawyer and was called to the bar in 2005. He also ran a law firm in Dresden with two colleagues.[5][6]

Krah lives in Dresden. He is a practicing Catholic, is widowed and has seven children.[4][7][8]

Political career

Krah joined the Junge Union in 1991, the youth wing of the CDU. During his studies he was also active in the Association of Christian Democratic Students. Krah left the CDU in 2016.[9] In that same year, Krah joined Alternative for Germany and was elected deputy chairman of the AfD Saxony in February 2018.[10][11]

In 2019, Krah was elected as an MEP for the AfD.[12] In the European Parliament he sits as a member of the Identity and Democracy group and is a member of the committees for Relations with the United States, International Trade (INTA) and Deputy Member of the Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly. He also served as the spokesman for the AfD in the European Parliament until 2022.[13]

Krah ran for the election in June 2022 for mayor of Dresden but lost to incumbent mayor Dirk Hilbert.[14]


  1. ^ "Key dates ahead". European Parliament. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Key dates ahead". BBC News. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Alle Gewählte in alphabetischer Reihenfolge". Der Bundeswahlleiter (in German). Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  4. ^ a b Doreen Reinhard: Radikaler Aufsteiger. In: Zeit Online, 16 May 2019.
  5. ^ Weiler Krah Petersen Retrieved 30 June 2019. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ Kurzbiographie Archived (Date missing) at (Error: unknown archive URL), Website der Kanzlei Weiler Krah Petersen, retrieved 30 August 2019.
  7. ^ Archived (Date missing) at (Error: unknown archive URL)
  8. ^ Dirk Hein; Franziska Klemenz; Ulrich Wolf (25 May 2022), "Maximilian der Identitäre", Sächsische Zeitung (in German)
  9. ^ Lars Wienand (20 September 2016). "Ein Schwuler und ein Rechtsaußen werben für den CDU-Austritt". Berliner Morgenpost. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Einst CDU-Rechtsaußen, nun AfD-Vize". 13 July 2018. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Landesvorstand Sachsen". AfD Sachsen (in German). Archived from the original on 24 February 2020. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  12. ^ "AfD-Kandidatinnen beklagen "EU-Albtraum"". Zeit Online. 18 November 2018. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  13. ^ Dr. Nicolaus Fest ist neuer Leiter der AfD-Delegation im EU-Parlament, Website der Fraktion Identität & Demokratie, 9 February 2022, retrieved 17 June 2022.
  14. ^ Landeshauptstadt Dresden. "Oberbürgermeisterwahl 2022, 12 June 2022, Vorläufiges Endergebnis". Retrieved 13 June 2022.
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