Ratsgymnasium Goslar

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Ratsgymnasium Goslar
South view of the Ratsgymnasium Goslars (2018)
type of school high school
founding 1528

Schilderstraße 10/11

place Goslar
country Lower Saxony
Country Germany
Coordinates 51 ° 54 '31 "  N , 10 ° 25' 31"  E Coordinates: 51 ° 54 '31 "  N , 10 ° 25' 31"  E
carrier District of Goslar
student 736 (2016/17)
Teachers about 60
management Hans-Peter Dreß
Website www.ratsgymnasium-goslar.de
Ratsgymnasium from the lower sentinel

The Ratsgymnasium (short: RG ) is one of the two high schools in Goslar , Lower Saxony .


The Ratsgymnasium was probably founded around 1528, after a call from Martin Luther to build Christian schools. At that time the school was still called Marktschule and was under the direction of the theologian Michael Volumetius (1528–1542). The school can therefore look back on 480 years of history; it is one of the oldest schools in Lower Saxony.

During the Thirty Years' War , the school gained a great reputation through the rector Magister Johannes Nendorf . In 1804 the Latin school became a higher middle school. In 1888, the school moved into the neo-Romanesque building on Schilderstraße, which is still in use today and which took two years to build based on a design by the renowned Hanoverian architect Hubert Stier . In 1953 the city council of Goslar named the school "Ratsgymnasium" - a sign of solidarity and recognition of its special achievements.

In 1958 the new building was added due to a lack of space. In 1959 and 1981 it received two modern extensions for biology, chemistry, physics, as well as music, art and works, as well as a media room and a photo laboratory. Since 1972, the formerly all-boys school has been a mixed one. With the dissolution of the orientation level in Lower Saxony, the school received another extension. In this context, the Ratsgymnasium has been completely renovated in recent years. The auditorium, with its newly designed stage, was given a special meaning for school and city events. A modern sports hall (Alfred-Schwarzmann-Halle) completes the complex.

The catchment area of ​​the school includes Langelsheim , Wolfshagen , Oker or Lautenthal , Astfeld , Bredelem , Immenrode and Lutter am Barenberge . The director is currently senior director Hans Peter Dreß. Around 700 students are taught by around 60 teachers in grades 5 to 12.

On January 1, 2014, the district of Goslar replaced the city of Goslar as the school authority. The school has an extensive historical school library (volumes from the 16th century), a mineral / fossil collection and collections of historical wall maps and pictures as well as biological preparations.


The Ratsgymnasium is an old-language, modern-language and mathematical-scientific high school (official name). In addition to the usual subjects, ancient Greek and a wind class are also offered .

Exchange programs

International student exchanges take place regularly. Here the students get to know the language, culture and mentality of the people. There are currently five school exchange programs:




  • Hans Gidion: History of the Ratsgymnasium Goslar . Goslar 1969.
  • G. Muschwitz (Red.): 450 years of the Ratsgymnasium Goslar. 1528–1978 (Festschrift). Goslar 1978.
  • Together with the Christian-von-Dohm-Gymnasium , the Ratsgymnasium published the magazine Pausenzeichen - Free, independent student magazine of the Goslarer Gymnasien from 1965 to 1970 .

Web links

Commons : Ratsgymnasium (Goslar)  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Student statistics for general schools in the district of Goslar, school year 2016/17 , accessed on July 20, 2017
  2. ^ Dataset on Hubert Stier in the architects and artists database with direct reference to Conrad Wilhelm Hase (1818–1902) , last accessed on October 5, 2014
  3. Compare the information under the GND number of the German National Library