Over the past twenty years or so the German pension system has undergone an almost endless series of reforms. Both the time spans for the respective reform processes themselves and the time spans between the reforms have diminished progressively, and they seem to have been more easily carried out each time. While the 1992 reform, which introduced the net adjustment formula and some other changes, took about ten years of preparation, the most recent reforms have been much less problematic. These new politics of German pension reform have been marked by a change in policy style, creative opportunism on the part of the government, a deliberate strategy of experimental law-making and a striking strategy of blame avoidance. Eventually, the German pension reforms succeeded in transforming the previous regime into a new one without introducing one single, comprehensive reform. Consequently, some reforms in the traditional state pillar have been insufficiently analyzed or simply neglected.