New Town School of Academics

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The school building from the east

The Neustädtische Schehreenschule is a former school building in the city of Brandenburg an der Havel with the address Katharinenkirchpatz 5. It is a listed building .


As early as the 14th century there was a school building on Katharinenkirchplatz in Brandenburger Neustadt . The Katharinenschule was first mentioned directly in 1386, although a schoolmaster has been handed down since 1330 at the latest. The Katharinenschule was under the patronage of the New Town Council. From 1570 to 1574 a new renaissance building was erected on the site of the Katharinenschule , which, with its dwelling houses and a stair tower, was considered one of the most beautiful school buildings in the Mark Brandenburg . In 1784 the building was demolished and from 1796 to 1797 the new school of scholars was built on its foundation walls .

As early as 1797, the New Town School of Scholars was merged with the Saldria on Gotthardtkirchplatz , the school of scholars in the old town . The lower classes were taught in the old town, the upper classes in the new town. A year later, the Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm III. the school to a high school . The united high school of the old and new town existed until 1817. As a result, it was again an independent gymnasium, and in 1903 it was merged again. The grammar school was attached to the Saldria at their school building at Salzhof, which they moved into in 1867 . The school building on Katharinenkirchplatz housed an auxiliary school from 1904 to 1907 and then a humanistic grammar school until 1921 . Subsequently, the city ​​administration used the house as a registry office and secular school with mixed classes and without religious instruction. In 1933, the district leadership of the NSDAP moved into the representative school building. After the Second World War , a special school was housed in the school of scholars in 1945 . The school administration office followed and finally the registry office again as users.


The school of scholars stands at the eaves facing Katharinenkirchplatz or at the gable facing Kirchgasse. It is a three-story plastered building. The portal is in a slightly projecting middle risalit and is simple. The ground floor is optically separated from the upper floors by a belt cornice . Furthermore, the plaster on the ground floor is designed horizontally with grooves . The risalit has two Ionic pilasters on both sides , which extend in a colossal order over the two upper floors. Similar pilasters can also be found in the rest of the facade design on the upper floors between the windows. The rectangular windows are six or eight-part lattice windows . They are outlined in a profiled manner. The border has keystones on the upper floors outside the risalit . In the risalit, the keystones are also crowned . Rectangular panels are incorporated below the windows on the upper floor . The eaves cornice is profiled several times and cranked around the pilasters . The mansard roof is slouched . In the center above the risalit there is a cartouche bearing the city coat of arms . There are also several dormers . The roof is covered with beaver tails . In the basement, which partly comes from previous buildings, there are typical barrel vaults .

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Individual evidence

  1. Brandenburg State Office for Monument Preservation and State Archaeological Museum (ed.): List of monuments of the State of Brandenburg - City of Brandenburg an der Havel . D) Monuments of other genres, ID number 09145271, December 31, 2018, p. 17 ( [PDF; 201 kB ; accessed on May 13, 2019]).
  2. Sebastian children and Haik Thomas Porada (ed.): Brandenburg an der Havel and surroundings. S. 191.Böhlau, Cologne / Weimar / Vienna 2006, ISBN 978-3-412-09103-3 .
  3. Marcus Cante: City of Brandenburg on the Havel. Part 1: Dominsel - Altstadt - Neustadt, Wernersche Verlagsgesellschaft, Worms 1994, pp. 305 to 307, ISBN 3-88462-105-X .

Coordinates: 52 ° 24 ′ 31.3 "  N , 12 ° 33 ′ 38.8"  E