Lessing-Gymnasium, Frankfurt

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Frankfurt, Germany
Established 1519

The Lessing-Gymnasium is the oldest Gymnasium in Frankfurt. Named after Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, it was founded in 1519 by the city council.


Statue of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing at the school

The first foreign languages are Latin and English starting in 5th grade. In the 7th grade the pupils have to choose between French or Ancient Greek. The school also has several orchestras and choirs.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable alumni of the Lessing-Gymnasium include:

Coordinates: 50°07′31″N 8°40′20″E / 50.12528°N 8.67222°E / 50.12528; 8.67222