Bundesgymnasium, Bundesrealgymnasium and Bundesaufbaugymnasium Horn

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Bundesgymnasium, Bundesrealgymnasium and Bundesaufbaugymnasium Horn
Main entrance of the high school
Main entrance of the high school
type of school Bundesgymnasium , Bundesrealgymnasium and Bundesaufbaugymnasium
School number 311016
founding 1657

Puechhaimgasse 21

place horn
state Lower Austria
Country Austria
Coordinates 48 ° 40 ′ 12 "  N , 15 ° 39 ′ 28"  E Coordinates: 48 ° 40 ′ 12 "  N , 15 ° 39 ′ 28"  E
carrier Federation
student about 640
Teachers 70
management Michael Ableidinger
Website www.bghorn.ac.at
Memorial in front of the grammar school, erected on the occasion of the 350th anniversary

The Bundesgymnasium, Bundesrealgymnasium and Bundesaufbaugymnasium Horn (short: BG, BRG and BAG Horn ) is a general secondary school (AHS) in Horn , Lower Austria .


On March 11, 1657, the school, named Schola Hornana , was founded as a four-class piarist grammar school. The opening took place on April 9, 1657. It had its first seat in a clothmaker's house on Wiener Strasse. At the end of the first school year, 112 students were registered in the grammar school registers. The school was donated by Ferdinand Graf Kurz, mayor of Horner, and is now one of the oldest grammar schools in Austria .

Due to the constantly increasing number of pupils, the school had to be expanded until the new wing was finally completed on September 27, 1733. In 1742 the grammar school already had 179 students.

School theater performances by the Piarists have been taking place since the second half of the 18th century , for which there has been a separate theater hall since 1768. These events encouraged the students' facial expressions, gestures, articulation, musical and dance talent. Mainly biblical and ancient materials were dealt with in order to deal with counter-Reformation intentions.

From 1785 to 1796 the school was closed due to a grammar school reform and the introduction of school fees.

In 1820 another renovation took place in which four teachers' rooms with good furnishings were created. In 1827, however, part of it was destroyed due to a major fire in Horn, and lessons had to be suspended for some time.

Due to a school reform between 1848 and 1850, the high school threatened to close for a short time because there was a conflict over the financing of the school between the Piarists and the municipality of Horn. Finally, the grammar school continued to exist from 1872 as a state secondary and lower grammar school, from 1874 also with an upper level.

In 1884 a municipal student hostel was set up next to the school , which moved to Hamerlingstrasse in 1888.

In 1921 the state high school was converted into a federal high school and in 1928 the first Austrian advanced high school was founded .

In 1961 the school moved to its current quarter in Puechhaimgasse, which was built according to plans by the architects Wilhelm Reichel and Hans Riedl. The two received first prize in the architecture competition for their design.

In the 1973/74 school year there was the highest student level ever achieved in history with 993 students.

1990 Start of the school partnership with the high school in Znojmo (Gymnázium Dr. Karla Polesného).

1998/1999 start of an extensive addiction prevention project ("Systematic Prevention of Addictive Behavior" - SPS), in which pupils, parents and teachers participate.

From 1999 to her Matura in 2007, Claudia Lösch , a disabled student, attended grammar school for the first time.

2007: 350th anniversary of the Horner Gymnasium: Year-round festival program with many events and exhibitions. Foundation day with pageant of all Horner schools, erection of a monument in front of the school building and publication of an extensive commemorative publication. October 13: Festival service, celebration in the grammar school, festival concert by former students in the Altenburg monastery library and graduate meeting in the grammar school building.

The high school has a school library with around 16,000 books.

With the Crazy Teachers, the school has its own band made up of teachers .


  • until 2009 Herbert Kefeder
  • 2009–2014 Roland Senk
  • since 2014 Michael Ableidinger

Well-known graduates and people working here


  • Josef Kreschnička: Schola Pia Hornana. Pictures from the time when the Horner Gymnasium was founded 1657–1700 . Festschrift of the Lower Austrian state secondary and upper secondary school in Horn to commemorate the 250 years of the grammar school in Horn. Horn 1907, 88 pages (with drawings by Professor Rudolf Görlach).
  • Josef Kolbe: The Horner Gymnasium . Festschrift on the occasion of the 275th anniversary celebration. Mödring bei Horn 1933. 128 pages. DNB 574403930
  • Hans Kapitan (Ed.): 300 years of Horn Gymnasium 1657–1957 . Anniversary commemoration. Horn 1957, 218 pages. DNB 452103673
  • Festschrift for the opening of the new building of the Horner Federal Middle Schools December 18, 1961 . Horn 1961, 231 pages (cover: Schola Hornana on the opening of the new house in 1961).
  • Harald Hubatschke (Red.): 50 years of the Horn Aufbaugymnasium 1928–1978 . Festschrift. Horn 1978, 88 pages (cover design: Oswald Liebhart). DNB 948733071
  • Erwin Richter (overall editor): Horn - Schulstadt and Keilboden . Festschrift for the 100th foundation festival of the Catholic-Austrian student union Waldmark Horn. Horn 2004, 232 pages.
  • Erich Rabl (overall editor): 350 years of the Horn Gymnasium 1657–2007 . Festschrift. Horn 2007, 767 pages. DNB 985102470

See also

Web links

Commons : Bundesgymnasium, Bundesrealgymnasium and Bundesaufbaugymnasium Horn  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b BG BRG BAG BARG Horn. In: oekolog.at. Retrieved May 25, 2020 .
  2. Chronicle. In: bghorn.ac.at. Retrieved May 25, 2020 .
  3. Crazy Teachers: After ten years still "crazy". In: noen.at . September 29, 2010, accessed May 25, 2020 .
  4. school management. In: bghorn.ac.at. Retrieved May 25, 2020 .