Freiherr-vom-Stein-Gymnasium (Bünde)

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Freiherr-vom-Stein-Gymnasium Bünde
New school logo
type of school high school
School number 168750
founding 1888

Freiherr-vom-Stein-Gymnasium Bünde,
Ringstrasse 69,
D-32257 Bünde

place Frets
country North Rhine-Westphalia
Country Germany
Coordinates 52 ° 12 '21 "  N , 8 ° 33' 25"  E Coordinates: 52 ° 12 '21 "  N , 8 ° 33' 25"  E
carrier City of Bünde
student 1046
Teachers 113
management Gunnar Woltering
Southeast view with administrative complex (2011)
Southwest side with biology wing
North-east side with media library
East side with entrance area
West side

The Freiherr-vom-Stein-Gymnasium Bünde ( FvSG ) is one of two municipal high schools for boys and girls in the East Westphalian city ​​of Bünde in North Rhine-Westphalia . It is attended by around 1400 students.


The Freiherr-vom-Stein-Gymnasium was founded in 1888 on the initiative of wealthy cigar manufacturers as a private "higher boys' school". It was not named after the Prussian reformer and politician Heinrich Friedrich Karl vom und zum Stein until 1960.

The founding rector in 1888 was Robert Bodewig . In 1896 the school was taken over by the city of Bünde and established as a municipal facility under the name “Ev. Higher City School ”continued. In 1905 the “Höhere Stadtschule” was expanded to become a Realprogymnasium and in 1914 a Realgymnasium. The first (“emergency”) matriculation examinations were taken during the First World War in 1916.

In 1938 the previous nine-year schooling was shortened to eight years; As part of the standardization of the school names, the Realgymnasium was renamed "Oberschule für Jungs" in the same year. Jewish students were no longer accepted after the “seizure of power”.

After the invasion of the Allies in April 1945, the school was closed. Since Bünde was an important location for the Control Commission for Germany , the Bünder Oberschule for boys was allowed to resume teaching as the first high school in all of Westphalia on October 1, 1945. In the first few years after the war, the school received several visits from British officers and domestic and foreign teachers who wanted to find out more about the reconstruction of the German school system. In 1949 the school was renamed the “New Language High School for Boys”.

In 1973 the FvSG was also opened to girls who had previously been taught at the market high school in the city of Bünde.

School operations began in 1888 in the chapel of the dissolved Zionsgemeinde, located in Auf'm Rott downtown. In the course of the expansion of the school into a Realprogymnasium, a new school building was built on the market square in 1907 (today's grammar school on the market) . When the school building had become too small again due to the growing number of pupils, another move to a new school building on Strotweg took place in 1960. Since 1976 the grammar school has been part of the newly created school center Bünde-Nord in the Ennigloh district . In 1994 a cafeteria was opened and in 2001 the school building was expanded with a modern extension, which had become necessary due to the increased number of students. In addition to additional classrooms, it now also contains a media library .

The Freiherr-vom-Stein-Gymnasium was founded in 2006 as one of a total of 18 schools (with a total of 481 applications) from all over Germany - and the only school in North Rhine-Westphalia - for the German School Award nominated each year by the Robert Bosch Foundation and the Heidehof Foundation (in cooperation with ZDF and Stern as media partners). Ultimately, however, it was not among the five final winners.


year Headmaster
from 1888 Robert Bodewig
from 1890 Wilhelm Waltemath
from 1896 Adolf Messing
from 1928 Alfred Wagner
from 1946 Friedrich Schöne
from 1953 Ludwig Benning
from 1967 Erwin Peitzmann
from 1993 Claudia Langer
from 2009 on Michael Neuhaus
from 2013 Heike Plöger
from 2017 Gunnar Woltering


Participation in various projects is a central element of school development work. These include the (international) school development projects INiS ( Internet use in schools ) and independent schools as well as numerous sub-projects that are derived directly from the school development projects and contain a specific teaching orientation: Comenius , KURS and SeLGO ( independent learning in upper secondary school ).

From 2003 the school has been offering so-called NaWi lessons, in which the teaching of the natural sciences subjects biology, chemistry and physics takes place in an integrated form. The Teutolab was set up for the lower grades as early as 1999 , a regional school laboratory (which is also used in the afternoons by the primary schools in the area), and in 2007 a glass laboratory was installed for the middle and upper grades .

To promote multilingualism, it has been possible since 2001 to take graded DELF diplomas ( Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française ) from grade 7 onwards . Levels Q1 and Q2 can take advantage of the opportunity to acquire the CAE ( Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English ). And for levels 9 and 10, the preparation for the PET ( Cambridge Preliminary English Test ) has been in AG form since 2008 .

German and English theater groups set up in lower, middle and upper grades serve to promote artistic creativity. For an early musical education, fifth graders are offered the opportunity to opt for the so-called orchestral class when registering and to learn a wind instrument (clarinet, saxophone, trumpet) for two years in cooperation with the Bünde Music School , as well as in afternoon classes in cooperation with the Northwest German Philharmonic Herford to be introduced to other orchestral instruments.

Every year the sixth grade travels to the Bünder Schullandheim in Wangerooge for two pedagogically oriented weeks .

School partnerships

We have long-term partnerships with schools in Minehead / England, Voiron / France and, since 2009, with Rennes / France. Student exchanges take place regularly in the 7th, 8th and 9th grade.


Siegfried Moning Hall and outdoor area
DFB artificial turf soccer field

At the school, one of the few schools in North Rhine-Westphalia a sports performance course offering, a regional training base for Athletics home. In addition to several sports halls and other outdoor facilities, a (partially) covered 100 m running track, a mulching track and a weight room are available. In addition, numerous working groups contribute to sharpening the athletic profile. The high school regularly takes part in the national finals of youth trained for the Olympics and has already won this nationwide competition several times.

Well-known graduates

  • Burkhard Budde (* 1953), Protestant theologian, author, journalist and local politician; attended grammar school from 1965 to 1973, was a student representative and district student representative as well as co-founder of the student union Westfalen-Lippe and co-founder of the Junge Union Bünde
  • Marek Görlich , decathlete, was born in Bünde and graduated from Freiherr-vom-Stein-Gymnasium in 1998.
  • Friedrich Halstenberg , SPD politician, a. a. State Secretary and Head of the NRW State Chancellery (1966–1975) and Finance Minister of the State of NRW (1975–1978), attended grammar school (high school for boys) and received his Abitur certificate in 1938.
  • Maximilian Hecker , musician and singer, lived in Bünde for years, attended the Freiherr-vom-Stein-Gymnasium since 1988 and finished his school days there in 1997 with the Abitur.
  • Hans Werner Henze (1926–2012), an important contemporary composer, attended grammar school (high school for boys) from 1937 to 1942.
  • Ulrich Horstmann , literary scholar and writer, was born in Bünde, grew up here and graduated from Freiherr-vom-Stein-Gymnasium in 1967.
  • Lars Montag , film director and writer, also born in frets and raised, was since 1981 student of the Freiherr-vom-Stein-Gymnasium and made here in 1990 graduated from high school.
  • Ingo Nentwig , sinologist and ethnologist, attended the Freiherr-vom-Stein-Gymnasium for nine years and graduated from high school here in 1979.
  • Ralf Arnie (bourgeois: Artur Niederbremer) , German pop composer (including "Tulips from Amsterdam", "Ramona") attended grammar school (high school for boys) and graduated from high school in 1942.
  • Fritz Pleitgen , journalist and former WDR director, visited the Freiherr-vom-Stein-Gymnasium from time to time and during this time worked as a sports reporter for the free press of the time .
  • Eckart Pott (* 1948), biologist, author and nature photographer
  • Albrecht Schöne , well-known Germanist, professor of German philology in Göttingen (1960–1990), holder of the order Pour le mérite, attended grammar school (high school for boys) in 1946 and graduated from high school here.
  • Florian Stork (* 1997), cyclist for Team Sunweb in the World Tour, graduated from high school here in 2015.

Old school logo

At the same time as the general renovation of the school building in winter 2010/11 (new glazing, new insulation, new exterior painting, additional upper level pavilion), the homepage of the Freiherr-vom-Stein-Gymnasium was redesigned by a professional agency, made clearer and with better navigation options Mistake. The school also got a new logo.


  • Festschrift 100 years of Freiherr-vom-Stein-Gymnasium Bünde, Bünde 1988
  • From pointing stick to laptop. 125 years of Freiherr-vom-Stein-Gymnasium. Festschrift, Bünde 2013

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b FVSG data and facts., accessed on November 29, 2018 .