Schnepfenthal Salzmann School

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The Salzmannschule today is a special school for languages ​​and is located in Schnepfenthal, a district of Walter (Thuringia ).


In 1784 Christian God Help Salzmann after Schnepfenthal to establish an educational institution. The students came from all parts of Germany. There were physical education and practical work in addition to the usual subjects. The sports equipment can still be seen to some extent and are annually used for ceremonial occasions by the " tradition gymnasts ". Known pupils were Johann Matthäus Bechstein, Carl Ritter, Carl Andre and Franz von Schober; well -known teacher Johann Christoph Friedrich GutsMuths, which has made particularly outstanding services to the development of the sport, but also of geography teaching. On the nearby forest cemetery the graves of the founders and many teachers are seen.

Near the Schnepfenthaler sports field is located in the forest of the scale of Christian Gotthilf Salzmann and co-designed by GutsMuths historic gymnasium, work out on the members of the school working group " tradition gymnastics" and complete on special occasions and performances in the historic costume ( white pants, red jersey).

Since 2001, the school, which was already in the GDR and during the turn of an Advanced High School with extended foreign language teaching (English, French, Russian, Italian ) with an affiliated boarding school as a special school for languages ​​is performed ( with boarding ).

There is a circle of friends Salzmannschule eV, which maintains the traditions of the school.

Special School for Languages

There are many languages ​​available, from 5th grade English, from the 6th grade a non-European language ( either obligatory Chinese, Japanese or Arabic), from the 8th grade French, Spanish, Italian or Russian, and from the 9th grade again French, Spanish, Italian or Russian. Furthermore, (compulsory 5th grade ) in 6th grade Latin be selected as an optional / additional subject. For most of these languages ​​native teachers are available. Furthermore Courses are offered in the respective countries.

In addition to the regular classes, there are also a wide range of working groups, eg for dance, choral work, martial arts, handball and photography.