Camerloher-Gymnasium Freising

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Camerloher-Gymnasium Freising
Camerloher-Gymnasium Freising Logo.svg
Logo of the Camerloher high school
type of school Music high school
School number 0086
founding 1954

Wippenhauser Strasse 51, 85354 Freising

place Freising
country Bavaria
Country Germany
Coordinates 48 ° 24 '18 "  N , 11 ° 43' 55"  E Coordinates: 48 ° 24 '18 "  N , 11 ° 43' 55"  E
carrier District of Freising
student 813 (school year 2017/18)
Teachers 67 full-time teachers (school year 2017/18)
management Andrea Bliese

The state-owned Camerloher-Gymnasium Freising is a musical high school in the Bavarian city ​​of Freising . With around 800 students, it is the largest of the three Freising grammar schools and is one of only nine grammar schools in Bavaria that exclusively offer a musical branch. The new school building was moved into in the 1969/70 school year at its current location on Wippenhauser Strasse. Extensive renovations and extensions gave the high school its present form.

Location and transport links

The Camerloher-Gymnasium is located on the north-western edge of Freising, directly on the campus of the Weihenstephan research site and is accessed via Wippenhauser Straße , which can be used to reach Freising train station in the south . In addition, the Camerloher-Gymnasium is connected to the Freising city bus system via the Obervellacher Straße stop .


Origins: The seminar for preparation candidates

The origins of the Camerloher Gymnasium can be traced back to March 18, 1804, when the Elector Maximilian I Joseph founded a “seminar for preparers”, that is, future teachers, by means of a rescript, which was initially housed in the Munich landscape building; but since January 13, 1803 a temporary arrangement for student teachers existed. As a result of the lack of space there, it was relocated to Freising only a few years later, where many former church buildings were vacant due to the consequences of secularization, including a house near today's Asam building in Freising, which was occupied from 1812 and opened in 1813. Teachers and seminarians were trained there until 1969, after another move from 1838 after another move to the current building of the Freising District Court on the Freising Cathedral , by 1935 there were 4,700. In 1912, criteria became clear for the first time with greater emphasis on training in music and German lessons that can still be found today in the curriculum for arts high schools. In 1935, the so-called advanced school gave the opportunity for the first time to obtain general university entrance qualifications . This ran out again after the Second World War and was replaced by a high school.

The "German Gymnasium"

On June 22, 1954, the school was officially renamed "Deutsches Gymnasium". The teacher training college was closed two years later. The German Gymnasium included a boarding school and instead of a third foreign language, increased training in the field of music, art and the subject of German and also differed in that it only began with the seventh grade. For the first time, participation in the choir and orchestra was offered. On June 15, 1962, due to the acute shortage of space in the school on Domberg, it was decided to build a new school building and a separate student dormitory, but construction did not begin until May 1967.

Foundation of the "Camerloher-Gymnasium"

Main building of the Camerloher high school

In the course of a reform, the German grammar schools in Bavaria (in the special form described above) were renamed to music grammar schools , with the stipulation that each grammar school should find a namesake. In the school year 1965/66, for example, the grammar school was given the name of the Freising priest and composer Placidus von Camerloher . In the same school year the school cabaret Camerett was founded by Klaus Mandl, which together with the "Kettwichten" from Essen is the oldest of its kind in Germany. The new building was ready for occupation in the 1969/70 school year, and the first fifth grade was set up at the same time. As a result, the number of pupils rose dramatically from 423 (1968/69) to 943 (1976/77), with the proportion of women increasing steadily. In 1973 the 17th Bavarian School Game Days took place at the Camerloher Gymnasium. In 1980 the “Association of Friends and Supporters of the Camerloher High School” was founded, which was later renamed “Die Camerloher eV”. 1986 Camerett occurred while school theater of the countries on. The seven-year short form was offered for the last time in 1983/84. The student dormitory had to be closed after the end of the 1986/87 school year due to the steadily decreasing occupancy. Since 1988, the administrative district of Freising and no longer the Free State of Bavaria has been responsible for material expenses. The school is very popular in Freising. During the times of the G9, the number of pupils increased by well over 1000 pupils, for example, 1130 pupils attended the grammar school in the 2009/10 school year.

Extensions and new buildings

In August 2004, construction work began on a large extension building, which was already occupied in February 2005. It consists of three individual houses, which were connected to the existing main building in a comb-like manner and each house eight classrooms and two course rooms. In order to better distinguish the houses, which were all built in the same way, they were named after Paul Cézanne , Marie Curie and Frédéric Chopin . After the renovation work was completed in 2011, the student dormitory was demolished in 2012 and a new auditorium was built which, in addition to an event hall, also houses another gym, the school canteen and a library. The 11.1 million euros initially estimated for the new building of the auditorium have since been corrected to 15.5 million euros. At the beginning of the 2015/2016 school year, the auditorium building was completely completed.


The Camerloher Gymnasium is divided into several structures, in the middle of which there is a large courtyard, which is why the site is given a campus character . The structures are as follows:

Inner courtyard of the main building

main building

The main building is in the south of the courtyard on the south-eastern edge of the property. On the outside of the square building there are offices, sanitary facilities, specialist rooms for the natural sciences and music-artistic subjects as well as some classrooms. Inside there is a small, walk-in and green inner courtyard. In the basement, the main building is equipped with a theater and the associated stage technology. The inauguration took place in the school year 1969/70, from 2006 it was gradually renovated and partially redesigned.

Gym of the Camerloher-Gymnasium, viewed from behind


The gym building adjoins the courtyard to the east and was inaugurated together with the main building. The gym itself can be divided in the middle and has extensive lighting technology for concerts and other kinds of performances, for which mobile stage elements can also be used and the ceiling windows can be covered. There are small cells for instrumental lessons above the changing rooms. In July 2017, the general renovation of the gym was decided by the district council and started.


The auditorium building has been fully usable since the 2015/2016 school year. The multifunctional building houses a concert hall for up to 700 people with a stage, an additional sports hall, a cafeteria, rooms for open all-day care, a library, instrumental classrooms and four music halls. From 1970 to 2012 there was a 4-story building at this point, which was used for a student residence and a library until 1987.

New class wing

Class wing

The class wing is a threefold extension building that adjoins the main building to the east and is connected to it by a bridge. In each of the three two-story individual buildings there are eight classrooms and two small course rooms. In between there are two toilet facilities in the connecting building, which also houses the respective stairwells.

sports ground

In the north of the Pensi or the assembly hall there is a large sports field. This is equipped with a 400-meter lane, a football field with stands, tennis and volleyball courts and is used together with the neighboring schools.

Elective classes

The school's elective lessons are primarily focused on music, but courses in the fields of sports and natural sciences are not neglected either. There are several music ensembles , for example wind ensembles, several choirs and orchestras , a big band , a combo , a percussion ensemble , a school band and a guitar ensemble. In addition, the Camerloher-Gymnasium has a nationally known student cabaret called "Camerett" and is one of the two oldest student cabarets in Germany. The pieces played in it are and were all written by myself. The school newspaper is called Camerjäger , based on an exterminator mission due to cockroaches in the school dorm when the magazine was founded. It was once able to receive an award from the Süddeutsche Zeitung as “Best School Magazine in Bavaria” and in 2019 it won the special “Digital Media and School” award from the Joachim Herz Foundation .


Courtyard between the main building and the first class wing

The school attracts attention primarily through the performance of various musicals and operas . Over the past few years, for example, the musicals Linie 1 , Hair , West Side Story , Fame , Die Schöne und das Biest (Doepke version) or Robin Hood , the opera Dido and Aeneas , The beautiful Helena , and the operetta Die Piraten performed by Penzance and the 1st act of the Opéra-bouffe The Bandits . The upper level choir, like the “Great Orchestra”, is one of the best amateur groups of its kind. In recent years, works that are actually only intended for professional choirs or orchestras have been performed at the major concert in spring; Such works include Hugo Distler's “Feuerreiter” , “ Catulli Carmina ” by Carl Orff , “ The Four Seasons ” by Antonio Vivaldi or the Violin Concerto by Philip Glass ; In the 2007/2008 school year, Carl Orff's Carmina Burana was performed in the orchestral version, which was presented again in 2015 as a large open-air project in the Freising Cathedral courtyard.

In the youth music competition Jugend musiziert , students from the grammar school are among the winners every year.

The school was particularly involved in the Comenius program in the 1990s ; it was also a European grammar school from 1999 to 2002 , where the second foreign language was taught from the sixth grade onwards, and it still conducts student exchanges with friendly schools from Bristol and Desenzano by, previously with Empoli , since Italian is taught as an alternative to French from the 10th grade as a foreign language that starts late.

In 1996 the school caused a sensation when, as part of an art project, a 78-meter-long carpet was unrolled on the control tower of Munich Airport ; In this year the event series Café Camerloher was founded, which organizes and carries out various cultural and school events. The former dining room of the student dormitory served as an event location for a wide variety of events (readings, lectures, concerts) until it was demolished. Since the demolition, the Café Camerloher events have taken place in the school's multi-purpose room.

In 1997 the state competition Jugend musiziert was hosted in the school premises .


  • Wilhelm Müller (1945–1951)
  • Martin Dömling (1952–1957)
  • Peter Schreiber (1957–1964)
  • Robert Erbertseder (1964–1976)
  • Roland Frank (1977–1978)
  • Ludwig Dufter (1978–1988)
  • Walter Dietz (1988-2003)
  • Ulrika Duetsch (2003–2012)
  • Andrea Bliese (since 2012)

Well-known students and teachers

Further high schools in Freising


  • Michael Geistbeck: History of the Upper Bavarian Royal School Teachers' Seminar from 1804–1904. Ceremony for the centenary of the institution . Freising 1904.
  • Martin Dömling: 150 years of the Freising teacher training institute. A ceremony to mark the 150th anniversary . Freising 1954.
  • Günther-Franz Lehrmann: Freising's development into a school town in the first half of the 19th century . In: Amperland . tape 3/4 , 1996.
  • Horst Franke: History of the Camerloher High School. In: Higher schools and universities in the cathedral city of Freising . Published by the Upper Bavarian District Association of the Bavarian Philological Association, 2001.

Web links

Commons : Camerloher-Gymnasium Freising  - Album with pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Camerloher-Gymnasium Freising. Retrieved August 22, 2018 .
  2. Setting the course for the extension , Camerloher-Gymnasium Freising, accessed in August 2011
  3. Cost explosion: Where you want to save on the Camerloher , Freisinger Tagblatt , March 18, 2011
  4. Camerloher Gymnasium - FINK - The magazine from Freising - FINK - The magazine from Freising. Retrieved June 1, 2018 .
  5. Doubts about renovation . In: . July 23, 2017, ISSN  0174-4917 ( [accessed June 1, 2018]).
  6. Detailed history of the Camerloher high school. In: Camerloher-Gymnasium, accessed on May 27, 2018 .
  7. Camerloher Gymnasium Freising :: Camerjäger wins the state school newspaper award. Retrieved May 2, 2019 .
  8. Concerts and major projects. Retrieved May 27, 2018 .
  9. Concert programs: Camerloher-Gymnasium Freising. Retrieved May 27, 2018 .
  10. Christoph Dorner Freising: Gigantic sound body . In: . July 24, 2015, ISSN  0174-4917 ( [accessed May 26, 2018]).