Queen Carola High School

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Queen Carola High School
Queen Carola High School of North.jpg
Queen-Carola-Gymnasium, in the background the district court (today district court )
type of school high school
founding 1902
closure 1943
place Leipzig
country Saxony
Country Germany
Coordinates 51 ° 19 '25 "  N , 12 ° 22' 36"  E Coordinates: 51 ° 19 '25 "  N , 12 ° 22' 36"  E

The Königin-Carola-Gymnasium was a state humanistic gymnasium for boys in the southern suburb of Leipzig .


Location of the high school (1914)

The Königin-Carola-Gymnasium was built at Elisenstrasse 62 (today Bernhard-Göring-Strasse) according to plans by city building officer Otto Wilhelm Scharenberg and inaugurated on October 16, 1902. The name was given to the Saxon queen , who had lost her office through the death of her husband in the same year. The building was located between Arndtstrasse and Schenkendorfstrasse opposite Albrecht-Dürer-Platz. It was a three-story, 21-axis building with a 5-axis center riser . The side wings again had eight axes. The gym was in the courtyard.

At the time of opening, it was one of the two so-called state high schools in the city alongside the König-Albert-Gymnasium . During the period of National Socialism , the grammar school was renamed in 1937/38, initially in Friedrich Nietzsche School, State High School for Boys and later in Günther Prien School, State High School for Boys . Prien was a submarine commander celebrated by the Nazi regime during the Second World War and had attended the Königin-Carola-Gymnasium for a few years, but left it in 1924 at the age of 16 to initially go to sea with the merchant navy .

In the bombing of December 4, 1943 , the building was completely destroyed and the area was not rebuilt after the rubble had been cleared. Today there is a garage and a parking lot on the property.

Known teachers

Known students


  • Annual report of the Königin-Carola-Gymnasium in Leipzig . Leipzig 1903–1930 ( digitized version )

Web links

Commons : Queen Carola High School  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. Leipzig Lexicon
  2. Jump up ↑ Leipzig in Das Deutsche Kaiserreich 1871–1918
  3. Jürgen Bleis: My pay book 1942-1946 . Books on Demand, Norderstedt 2012, ISBN 978-3-8448-5363-6 , pp. 14th f . ( limited preview in Google Book search).