Karls-Gymnasium Stuttgart

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Karls-Gymnasium Stuttgart
The lying one
type of school high school
founding 1881

Tübinger Strasse 38

place Stuttgart
country Baden-Württemberg
Country Germany
Coordinates 48 ° 46 '7 "  N , 9 ° 10' 17"  E Coordinates: 48 ° 46 '7 "  N , 9 ° 10' 17"  E
carrier City of Stuttgart
student about 500
Teachers about 50
management Dieter Elsässer
Website www.karls-gymnasium.de

The Karls-Gymnasium Stuttgart is a humanistic high school in the south of Stuttgart. It was named after the third King of Württemberg, Karl I.

The school emerged from the division of the Gymnasium illustrious , which was founded in 1686 and which had become too cramped, in 1881 . In addition to the Karls-Gymnasium, the Eberhard-Ludwigs-Gymnasium was created .


Front view of the school building, photographed from Furtbachstrasse in 2006

In 1885 the school was able to move from the temporarily used rooms in the " Polytechnikum " in the lower Koenigstrasse and the "Mäntlerschen Haus" in the Stiftstrasse to the school building in the Italian Renaissance style in the Tübinger Strasse. The building was constructed from 1883 to 1885 by the architect Adolf Wolff . Rooms for science, drawing and music as well as a gym are located here. The new ballroom is praised as a highlight. The school building is still in use, only the gym had to make way for a new building, which was inaugurated in 2007. In order to have more space, three floors were also rented in a residential and commercial building on Furtbachstrasse, i.e. in the immediate vicinity of the school building. These rooms are mainly used for teaching the upper level.


The Karls-Gymnasium has a linguistic-humanistic profile. The language sequence is Latin and English from grade 5 and ancient Greek or French from grade 8. Study groups in Hebrew , French and Spanish are also offered. A European Gymnasium degree is possible. From the age group that came to the KG in summer 2015, it is also possible to choose NWT in addition to French and Ancient Greek.

Since the school year 1991/92, at that time still as part of a school trial, the Abitur after grade 12 has been offered. From the 2006/2007 school year a train for gifted students was set up.

Another specialty of the school is the project-oriented subject "Man and Nature". The developed for this purpose in the school curriculum combines liberal arts with science topics and each of two teachers in the context of teaching group lessons ( team teaching ) taught.

As part of the regular timetable, plays, ballads and poems are usually rehearsed from the fifth grade onwards and performed in cooperation with the visual arts and music subjects.

Working groups

Musical area

  • Karl's Drama Group: During the school year, an English-language play is performed and an evening of theater with English sketches and one-act plays .
  • Visual arts
  • Music: The two orchestras give a Christmas and a summer concert together with the three choirs and the big band . The musicians will also perform further inside and outside the school.
  • Theater: In the course of a school year, the German-speaking theater groups perform two full-length German-language dramas with up to 30 participants, usually in four performances each.


  • French (for students who choose Greek as a subject)
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
  • TOEFL : Working group to prepare for the test

Bilingual / foreign language



Support association

The association of friends and sponsors of the Karls-Gymnasium e. V. was founded in 1949 by the then headmaster Ulrich Weizsäcker. The aims of the association are to maintain the relationships between alumni and to their old school, to finance special activities, aids, equipment, etc., and to provide grants to students, especially for excursions and trips.

Since 2002, the association has been awarding the Karls Prize to high school graduates who have made an outstanding contribution to the school community.

Partner schools

The school runs student exchange programs with The Leys in Cambridge ( England ), the Neo Scholeio Dalamanara in Nafplio ( Greece ) and the Sportovni gymnazium in Brno ( Czech Republic ) as well as with the Collège Paul d'Aubarède in Saint-Genis-Laval near Lyon ( France ).

School camps

All grades 6 spend a week in Thuringia at the beginning of the school year. The students in grade 8 spend 10 days in the winter school camp in a ski camp, where they take care of themselves all the time.



  • 1881–1895 Max von Planck
  • 1895–1919 Gottlob Egelhaaf
  • 1919–1932 Wilhelm Nestle
  • 1932–1945 Erich Herrmann
  • 1945–1948 Rudolf Lambert (acting)
  • 1948–1952 Ulrich Weizsäcker
  • 1952–1953 Eugen Geiger (acting)
  • 1953–1972 Adolf Palm
  • 1972–1975 Berthold Strobel
  • 1975–1991 Reinhard Winter
  • 1991-2005 Hartmut Schmid
  • since 2005 Dieter Elsässer




  • Karls-Gymnasium Stuttgart (ed.): 125 years of Karls-Gymnasium Stuttgart . Stuttgart 2006.

Web links

Commons : Karls-Gymnasium Stuttgart  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. State capital Stuttgart, Department for Culture / Education and Sport (PDF)
  2. http://www.karls-gymnasium.de/aktivitaten/kgler-unterwegs/auschprogramme/ (as of December 21, 2015)
  3. Archived copy ( Memento from December 22, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) (Status: December 21, 2015)
  4. ^ Sascha Kirchner: The citizen as artist. Bruno Frank (1887-1945). Life and work. Dusseldorf 2009, page 24, excerpt online: .
  5. ^ Website about Albert Lempp ( Memento of May 18, 2015 in the Internet Archive ).
  6. Lutz Kayser - Munzinger biography. Retrieved February 12, 2019 .
  7. Irene Ferchl: Interrogation in the Hotel Silber. Karl Lieblich. In: Narrated City: Stuttgart's literary places. Tübingen 2015, pages 16-17.