History for 78130 days

The Zinzendorf schools have been around for 214 years


Das Jahr 2015

Introduction of the arts option to the general education Gymnasium.


Das Jahr 2013

Establishment of the Fachschule for social care (residential child and youth care training).


Das Jahr 2009

On the occasion of the schools’ two hundred year anniversary, the Zinzendorf Schools stage Leonard Bernstein’s musical Westside Story, easily filling the largest hall in the area on four evenings. Enthusiastically received by the public and the press.


Das Jahr 2008

As one of the first school buildings constructed using the passive construction method, Katharina von Gersdorf House serves as a model of ecological construction nationwide.


Das Jahr 2000

Inauguration of the Jan Hus House with two music rooms, an art room and technology classrooms.


Das Jahr 1992

The Gymnasium specialising in social and health sciences (social affairs option) is initially set up as the Gymnasium specialising in social education.


Establishment of the Wirtschaftsgymnasium specialising in business and economics.


Das Jahr 1976

The newly built Christian Renatus House is opened as the boarding house for students attending the vocational Zinzendorf Schools. Today it houses the canteen and the Learning Campus.


The Zinzendorf Realschule (secondary school) is set up.


Das Jahr 1973

Establishment of the Fachschule for social education (nursery teacher training).


The Berufsfachschule offering a two year course in home economics and nutrition is set up.


The Gymnasium (grammar school) specialising in home economics and nutrition (grades 11 to 13) is set up. This educational track is discontinued in 1991.


The Berufsfachschule (technical vocational college) offering a one year course in childcare is set up. It operates until the summer of 2012.


Das Jahr 1956

The new sports hall is inaugurated on 1 December.


Das Jahr 1954

On 17 January the new boarding house building, Spangenberg House is opened. Less than a year before, it is destroyed in a fire.


Das Jahr 1952

The Fachschule (technical/specialised school) for housekeepers is established and exists for 30 years.


After attending levels I and II of specialist classes for women, the girls can sit examinations to become housekeepers or go on to train as vocational teachers. This branch of the school runs until 1972.


The domestic science school is re-opened and runs until 1968.


The girls’ boarding school is closed because the headmaster and staff do not want to submit to the threatened nationalisation. From the autumn of 1943 boys and girls are taught together.


Das Jahr 1940

The school is awarded state accreditation.


The newly built sports hall located opposite the boys’ boarding house in Mönchweilerstraße is inaugurated. It is used not only as a venue for sport but also for a variety of local events including as a cinema. It is demolished in March 1984.


Das Jahr 1933

In the place where the Jan Hus House stands today, a former storehouse is converted into a school building with physics and chemistry labs, two classrooms and a teacher’s apartment.


Das Jahr 1905

A domestic science school with a teaching kitchen is set up at the instigation of Grand Duchess Luise von Baden. In 1939 it receives state accreditation but four years later the Brethren decide to close it to forestall closure by the Nazis.


Das Jahr 1836

The girls’ room in the Sisters’ House is the forerunner of the vocational Zinzendorf Schools.


Das Jahr 1813

The boys’ boarding school is established. Together with the girls’ boarding school established four years earlier, it is the forerunner of the Zinzendorf Schools, a group of schools offering a general education.


Das Jahr 1810

One year after the girls’ boarding school is established it is able to move into the recently completed first part of the Sisters’ House (today the Erdmuth-Dorotheen House).


Das Jahr 1809

The girls’ boarding school is established shortly after Königsfeld was founded. This, together with the boys’ boarding school established four years later, is the forerunner of the Zinzendorf Schools, a group of schools offering a general education. Five girls from Württemberg live in two rooms in the ‘Gemeinlogis’.