Lauenburg school of scholars

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Lauenburg school of scholars
type of school high school
founding 1160/1845

Bahnhofsallee 22

place Ratzeburg
country Schleswig-Holstein
Country Germany
Coordinates 53 ° 42 '7 "  N , 10 ° 44' 53"  E Coordinates: 53 ° 42 '7 "  N , 10 ° 44' 53"  E
carrier City of Ratzeburg
student about 1000
Teachers approx. 70
management Thomas Engelbrecht

The Lauenburg School of Academics is a high school in Ratzeburg . Around 1000 students are taught by around 70 teachers here.


Cathedral school

Former cathedral school in the Ratzeburg cathedral courtyard

A school was built around 1160, which was attached to the Ratzeburg Cathedral as a cathedral school . After the secularization of the Ratzeburg bishopric as the Principality of Ratzeburg in 1648, the school came under Mecklenburg sovereignty. In 1655, Hector Mithobius drafted new school regulations. Since the beginning of the 18th century there were considerations to close the school located in the exclave Domhof Ratzeburg . As a result of the third main division of Mecklenburg (1701), the Ratzeburg exclave with the cathedral and the Ratzeburg land around Schönberg (Mecklenburg) fell into the domanium of Mecklenburg-Strelitz as part of the state . In 1841 the government of Mecklenburg-Strelitz decided to only support the Realgymnasium in Schönberg, which was built in 1823, instead of the cathedral school, today's Ernst-Barlach-Gymnasium , which led to the closure of the cathedral school in 1845.

Scholar school

Former school of scholars, today used as town hall

The citizens of Ratzeburg, led by the then superintendent Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Catenhusen , had developed plans for their own grammar school in view of the threat of closure, which were approved by the then sovereign , the Danish King Christian VIII as Duke of Lauenburg . From 1845, the grammar school was continued under ducal direction, together with the knighthood and landscape of the duchy, as the Lauenburg scholarly school , initially in the rented rooms of the cathedral school, and from 1849 in a specially built new building, today's town hall. After the change of rulership in personal union from Denmark to Prussia in 1865 and the constitutional unification of the duchy with the latter kingdom in 1876, the new district of the Duchy of Lauenburg became the sponsor of the school, the building was owned by the Lauenburg Regional Association , the school supervision was the provincial school board . In 1882 the school was given a gym and in 1896 an extension. Also in 1896 the boathouse for the rowers of the school of scholars was built. In 1900 the number of students reached a new high of 190.

At the beginning of the 1960s, lessons could no longer be carried out on a regular basis in the old school building due to the increasing number of students. That is why the school was moved to a new building designed by Kurt Piepenschneider in the St. Georgsberg district. The school has been sponsored by the city of Ratzeburg since 2010.

Between January 2009 and September 2010 the almost 50-year-old school building was demolished and again replaced by a new building. During the transition period, the lessons took place in containers or in the already partially completed specialist wing. After the autumn break of the 2010/11 school year, the complete move to the new building was completed.

The Insulaner, one of the oldest school newspapers in Germany, has been published at the Lauenburg School of Academics since 1932.

Zander library

When the school of scholars was founded, it took over part of the cathedral (school) library; other parts stayed with the cathedral or came to Schönberg. A donation from King Christian VIII made further acquisitions possible, and in 1873 the school of scholars received the library of over 5,000 volumes from the first rector Christian Ludwig Enoch Zander . By 1900 the library had grown to around 12,000 volumes and around 10,000 school programs . Today the school's book inventory is divided into five libraries:

  1. the learning material library for pupils
  2. the high school library
  3. the lower school library
  4. the old teacher's library (now called the Zander library )
  5. the books on the methodology and didactics of the individual subjects

The old stock today comprises around 20,000 volumes and the remainder of the former school program collection.




Web links

Commons : Lauenburgische Gelehreenschule  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ↑ In 1897 a site plan of the school was drawn up, as it was registered as a property of the state municipal association in the property tax mother's role. See Finding aid: Map directory - all maps for an easier global search (without publisher and scale information) , on: District Museum Herzogtum Lauenburg in Ratzeburg , accessed on June 26, 2013.
  2. ^ The higher education system in Prussia. 4th volume, Berlin: Wiegandt & Grieben 1902, p. 427f
  3. See the entry on the cathedral library in the manual for historical book holdings
  4. According to libraries ( Memento of the original from January 27, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Website of the scholar school, accessed February 6, 2013 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  5. According to entry in the manual of the historical book inventory