Welcome to the official website of the Humboldt-Gymnasium Weimar
About Us/ Our School
The aim of the ‘Humboldt-Gymnasium Weimar’ is to prepare pupils aged 10-18 (years 5-12) for the Thuringian General University Entrance Qualification.
Our school has a reputation for providing a happy, stimulating and supportive environment.
We have about six hundred students, sixty-five teachers, and other staff appreciating the good community spirit at school. Cooperation between students, teachers and parents is very important to us. We encourage all members of our school to work together to create a harmonic school community, in which everybody feels happy and safe.
Education and self-development are key values that form the core of our school philosophy.
In 2008, our outdoor facilities were redesigned. Now, the attractive outside area with its new beach volleyball playground, along with the “green classroom”, offers completely new and extremely exciting environments in which to learn.
The middle wing, including the foyer, was refurbished in 2002. Over the next few years, our whole school site will be substantially renovated.
Origins Of Our School’s Name
The Humboldt brothers (Wilhelm 1767–1835 and Alexander 1769–1859) are remembered as great scientists whose influence is still felt in a variety of different areas today. Whereas Alexander von Humboldt devoted himself to scientific research, Wilhelm von Humboldt focused on cultural studies such as education, political theory, linguistics, literature and art. He was also an active politician and educational reformer.