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#1787 Alte Nikolaischule (Old St. Nicholas School) - Leipzig (Germany)

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Beside the famous St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) in the city centre you will find this 500 years Old St. Nicholas School (Alte Nikolaischule),
now a restaurant (Gasthaus Alte Nikolaischule). Built from 1511 to 1512, it was the first municipal school of the city of Leipzig, Germany.
After renovation and expansion of the building the boys were taught in only four school-rooms from 17th to 19th century. The rooms were set up on the ground and third floors, while the rector and his family lived on the entire first floor. Because of the connection of the neighbouring corner building the school got an auditorium in 1827, now the main restaurant. Among the famous schoolboys of the Old St. Nicholas School are German mathematician and philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz and the German composer Richard Wagner.

Matthijs van Wageningen
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Monday 11 July 2005
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