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type of school high school
founding 1923

Seminarstrasse 10

place Uetersen
country Schleswig-Holstein
Country Germany
Coordinates 53 ° 41 '13 "  N , 9 ° 39' 24"  E Coordinates: 53 ° 41 '13 "  N , 9 ° 39' 24"  E
student 1300
Teachers 100
management Alexei straw
The school as the Royal Prussian seminary around 1884
The school as the Royal Prussian seminary around 1905, in the back left the associated preparation facility
The school today (partial view)

The Ludwig-Meyn-Gymnasium ( LMG ) is the high school in the Schleswig-Holstein city ​​of Uetersen .

The grammar school was opened in 1923 as a boarding school for foreign students. It got its name from the German agricultural scientist , soil scientist , geologist , journalist and mineralogist Ludwig Meyn . In 2018 it was visited by about 1200 students who are taught by 97 teachers. As a result of a decision by the school conference, pupils who will start school in the fifth grade from summer 2018 will be taught in the nine-year course ( G9 ). Previously, since 2008, regular school time up to the Abitur at the LMG was eight years ( G8 ).


In 1873, the first Prussian teacher training college in Schleswig-Holstein was founded in Uetersen. For this purpose, the present main building was built in 1877/78 according to designs by the Berlin architect Gustav Knoblauch, made of yellow brick masonry in the style of historicism with Gothic design features, the front view of which is strictly symmetrical and the central entrance and the central south wing were highlighted. In 1923 the seminar was closed again and the advanced school founded, from which the third grammar school in the Pinneberg district, the Ludwig-Meyn-Schule, emerged on March 18, 1929. The boarding school, which is now used as a teaching building for the upper school, was closed in 1971. In 1974 a sports hall was built that provides three fields for sports activities. The current lower level building on Richthofenstrasse was inaugurated in 1983. In 1998 the inauguration of the extension to the upper level building, which also houses the computer rooms, took place. From March 2008 to October 2009, renovation work was carried out on the 3000 m² roof area after harmful molds had been found. Also in the auditorium and the underlying staffroom was dry rot found. At the beginning of 2010, construction work began on the cafeteria of the Ludwig Meyn School and the neighboring Rosenstadt School. In 2010 the name was changed from Ludwig-Meyn-Schule to Ludwig-Meyn-Gymnasium. Since 1976, the Ludwig-Meyn-Gymnasium is because of its special architectural, historical and urban value as a cultural monument under monument protection . The sponsorship of the school was handed over to the city of Uetersen in 2011 by the Pinneberg district .

The grammar school is named after the agricultural scientist and soil scientist Ludwig Meyn (1828–1878). In 1854 Meyn took over a sawmill in Uetersen and founded a factory for building materials and fertilizers.


The Ludwig-Meyn-Gymnasium is located in the southwest of the city of Uetersen at Seminarstraße 10 and is one of the largest high schools in Schleswig-Holstein. The catchment area, in which around 50,000 people live, includes the places Uetersen , Tornesch , Moorrege , Heidgraben , Heist , Groß Nordende and the marshland communities Haselau , Haseldorf , Hetlingen and Neuendeich .

Language sequence

The first foreign language, English, is taught from the 5th grade. In the 6th grade, French or Latin are added. In the 8th grade, the third foreign language French or Latin can be chosen as an alternative to the compulsory elective courses. In the 10th grade, one of the three foreign languages ​​can also be replaced by Spanish.


The lessons in the upper level are held in so-called profile classes .


The LMG Big Band at the 2012 school concert

Various activities are offered at the Ludwig-Meyn-Gymnasium, including in working groups. Many working groups have a musical background. The LMG large choir joins the lower school choir for pupils in the 5th and 6th grade; there singers are united up to the Abitur class. There is also a brass group for beginners and advanced players, a guitar group and the Ludwig Meyn band. For pupils in the 5th to 10th grade, a so-called music branch is offered for each year, in which theory is also taught.

In the sporting area, dancing, gymnastics, badminton, table tennis, volleyball, university hockey, inline hockey and soccer are offered. Some of these offers take place together with the Rosenstadtschule Uetersen.

Creative writing, an art group, the lower level theater or the big theater can be visited. In the scientific area there is Jugend forscht and BioWISSENschaft, in the general area there is a Fairtrade AG, the mediators, an aquarium AG, Japanese lessons, a chess AG and a regional history AG. The media offerings are MeYnungsFreiheit and MeynInfo . Most of the time teachers are in charge, less often students.

In addition to this large number of working groups offered, the LMG has three so-called student companies . These are small businesses run by schoolchildren, in which the volunteer participants should be taught a variety of business and organizational skills. The Young & Fair student team has been a service provider for individually printed, fair-trade textiles made from organic cotton since 2012, while meynproduction specializes in media products, especially the production of image films. SchoolStuff operates a vending machine at the LMG, which pupils can use to purchase school supplies and snacks.


In 2005 the Ludwig-Meyn-Gymnasium was chosen as an environmental school in Europe . After numerous campaigns with many courses or with the entire school on the subject of the environment, an application was made to be an environmental school in Europe. One project was the LMG future forest, for which many classes used their hiking days to plant trees on the Krückau and thus make a contribution to nature conservation. Three high school graduate courses also worked on the development of the LMG future forest, so that there are now 1,100 deciduous trees suitable for the location. The aim of the measure is to accelerate the formation of natural forests on the fallow land by initial planting. This allows the Krückau to become a forest stream again, in which the water becomes increasingly cleaner due to the filtering effect of the forest.

In 2006 and 2007 the Ludwig-Meyn-Gymnasium was awarded the title We work in a network! awarded, in 2008, 2009 and 2010 with the title We provide impulses! , both awards within the framework of Agenda 21 , a global development and environmental policy action program for the 21st century.

The school has also been successful in the field of sport. In 2010 she competed in the cross-country run with numerous runners and was able to secure places in the top performance. The high school soccer players were just as successful. Thanks to their performance at Jugend trained für Olympia (JtfO) they were represented in the national finals in Berlin, where they came 11th out of 380 teams. Also within the framework of the JtfO, the table tennis players reached eighth of sixteen places in the fight for the national championship title in 2011.

Communication in school

In order to improve communication within the school, as required in the school profile, and to make the activities at the school visible, the school newspaper Meyn Info was launched. This has been published four times a year since August 2004 and online since October 2009. At times, the school newspaper MeYnungsFreiheit and the podcast MeyNews that arose from it reported from the pupil's point of view on the latest from everyday school life , but they are no longer active. In addition, as part of the compulsory elective courses for the eighth and ninth year, changing journalistic projects take place, for example the online school newspaper Meyne Allgemeine or the podcasts Meynungsfreiheit TV and UetersenTV .

Known students

Known teachers


  1. Julius Schmarje (1844–1902), German author and teacher
  2. Eduard Keetmann (1840–1910), German theologian, pastor and senior director of studies
  3. Robert Vent (1849–1902), German theologian
  4. Richard Kabisch (1868–1914), Protestant theologian, educator and writer.
  5. Eduard Clausnitzer (1870–1920) was a German educator and theologian.
  6. Oskar Löber (* 1869, † unknown), German author, Protestant pastor, theologian and senior government councilor
  7. Alfred Ursinus (1888–1966), German author, Protestant theologian, philosopher and senior teacher
  8. Bernhard Pein (1891–1970)
  9. Hinrich Apfeld (1891–1981)
  10. Dr. phil. Hans Gloyer (* 1893, † 1982) (provisional in World War II)
  11. Walter Schadow (acting after the Second World War)
  12. Walter Koppenhagen (1903–1979)
  13. Christian Hülsen
  14. Michael Lohmann
  15. Peter Hormann (acting)
  16. Alexei straw


  • City of Uetersen: 750 years of Uetersen - 1234–1984 , Lothar Mosler: Our schools. CDC Heydorns, Uetersen 1984.
  • 50 years of the Royal Prussian Teachers' Seminar; 60 years of the Ludwig Meyn School in Uetersen. CDC Heydorns, Uetersen 1985.
  • City of Uetersen: 775 years of Uetersen , Jürgen Wolff: The Uetersener school system. CDC Heydorns, Uetersen 2009.
  • Journal of the Society for Schleswig-Holstein History , Volume 112.Wachholtz Verlag, Neumünster 1987.
  • Laura Silber: Ludwig-Meyn-Gymnasium . In: The Uetersen Lexicon . Schmidt & Klaunig, Kiel 2012 ISBN 978-3-88312-421-6 , pp. 79-83.
  • Sönke Zankel: “Keeping blood clean is a sacred obligation for every German.” The Ludwig Meyn School during the Nazi era . In: Uetersener Nachrichten . Vol. 150 No. 27 of February 1, 2014, p. 10.

Web links

Commons : Ludwig-Meyn-Gymnasium  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b About us In: , accessed on October 11, 2017.
  2. ^ College. Retrieved on February 6, 2018 (German).
  3. ^ Klaus Plath: School policy: Uetersener Gymnasium on the way back to G9 | . In: shz . ( [accessed on February 6, 2018]).
  4. ^ Gustav Knoblauch and Hermann Wex: Teachers' seminar, Uetersen. In: Architekturmuseum TU Berlin. Retrieved April 21, 2020 .
  5. Hans Ferdinand Bubbe : Heimatbuch Uetersen (attempt of a chronicle of the city and the monastery Uetersen) - part II, page 203 (Heydorn, Uetersen 1932)
  6. Young & Fair // Your contact for fair trade textiles. Retrieved February 7, 2018 .
  7. About us - meynproduction. Accessed February 7, 2018 (German).
  8. About Us - SchoolStuff. Retrieved July 8, 2019 (German).
  9. School profile in: , accessed on October 11, 2017.
  10. ^ Meyn Info
  11. MeYnungsFreiheit In:
  12. MeyNews In: Youtube
  13. Meynungsfreiheit TV In: Youtube
  14. Videos In:
  15. Sönke Zankel (Ed.): Uetersen in National Socialism. Students at the Ludwig Meyn School research the history of their city . Schmidt & Klauding, Kiel 2009 ISBN 978-3-88312-416-2 ; Uetersen and the National Socialists. From Weimar to the Federal Republic. New research results from students at Ludwig-Meyn-Gymnasium . Schmidt & Klauding, Kiel 2010 ISBN 978-3-88312-417-9 ; Sönke Zankel (Ed.): Scandals in Schleswig-Holstein. Contributions to the history competition of the Federal President . Schmidt & Klaunig, Kiel 2012 ISBN 978-3-88312-419-3 and Peer Feldhaus / Sönke Zankel (ed.): Christmas in Uetersen in the 1950s. Students at Ludwig-Meyn-Gymnasium tell stories . Schmidt & Klaunig, Kiel 2011 ISBN 978-3-88312-418-6