President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will host their fourth State Dinner on June 7 for visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the White House announced on Monday.

Merkel will be accompanied by her husband, Dr. Joachim Sauer, and her visit will mark the first official visit by a German political leader since 1992, when then-President George H.W. Bush hosted President Richard von Weizsacker for a state dinner.

The announcement follows previous state dinners held by the Obamas for visiting leaders from India, Mexico, and China.

The announcement will no doubt kick off two months of speculation as to which prominent German Americans might be invited to the dinner. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), TV personality Keith Olbermann, and Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz all have German ancestry. Actor and pop star David Hasselhoff is a big hit in Germany, but a long shot for a state dinner invitation.

While in Washington, Merkel will also be presented with her 2010 Medal of Freedom, which was awarded to her and twelve others earlier this year in a White House ceremony Merkel was unable to attend.