Matthias Rößler is a German politician from the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU). He was born in Dresden on 14 January 1955. Rößler's political career began in 1989 during the peaceful revolution when he joined the opposition movement Demokratischer Aufbruch. He became a member of the CDU in October 1990. He has been a member of the Saxon Parliament since 1990 and was a member of the Saxon state government from 1994 to 2004, first as Minister for Culture and later as Minister for Science and the Arts. He has been President of the Saxon State Parliament since 2009. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the founder of the Forum Mitteleuropa at the Saxon Parliament.