Mountain school

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The first building of the Zwickau mountain school.
Memorial plaque on the former mountain school in Freiberg

A mountain school is an educational facility for technical mine officials, such as B. Steiger . In contrast to a mining academy, it was a technical school .

historical development

Even in the early phase of industrialization in Germany, senior management personnel for mining were trained in their own school (mountain school). The primary goal was to impart a broad basic technical knowledge in order to be able to carry out the various tasks underground in a professional manner. It was replaced in the west in 1963 by the state mining engineering school. Training at a mountain school usually lasted two years and was combined with practical work in a mine .

Since earlier the education of many miners was not sufficient for a visit to the mountain school were at the beginning of the 20th century often Foothill schools or mountain preschools established to the miners in their basic education to the visit of a mountain school prepare ( "Theoretical overshoot").

Mountain schools

Well-known mountain schools were or are:

According to Section 1 of the Engineering Act of all federal states, graduates of the operator training course at a German mountain school may use the professional title of engineer .


Web links

Commons : Mountain School  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Jáchymov Mining Cultural Landscape - Ore Mountains / Krušnohoři Mining Cultural Landscape. (No longer available online.) In: Archived from the original on September 16, 2016 ; accessed on September 11, 2016 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /