Oberschule zum Dom

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Oberschule zum Dom
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Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Type Public
Established 1905
Color(s) Black and red

The Oberschule zum Dom, a grammar school in Lübeck and the Schleswig-Holstein area of Germany was founded in 1905 during the final years of the German Empire under Kaiser Wilhelm II. The school survived the bombing carried out on the city of Lübeck by the Royal Air Force during the second world war.

The School has long been a Gymnasium. It ranks in the top three schools in Lübeck and has always retained a special relationship with archrival the Katharineum zu Lübeck.


The School occupies a large red brick building which was previously a hospital next to the Lübeck Cathedral (Dom), this provides it with a very central location within the city. Transport links are very good, being conveniently situated just 75m away from the Fegefeuer bus stop (Haltestelle) which is serviced by the Lübeck bus company with routes to all the major suburbs of the city and some nearby villages such as Krummesse. This provides the school with the ability to accept students not solely from the city but also from slightly further a field.

Academics and extra-curricular activities[edit]

Being a Gymnasium the school is extremely academic, with languages and the sciences taking precedence among other subjects. Languages are seen to be essential, with students receiving an average of 4 hours language related study a week, foreign exchanges are therefore also seen as very important within the school and prove to be very popular with the students themselves. Exchanges are conducted annually between the OzD and Adams' Grammar School (a free state Grammar School funded by the Haberdashers Company) in the United Kingdom and the OzD and the Lycée-Collège de la Planta in French speaking Switzerland. The school also operates a popular ski trip to Saalbach-Hinterglemm in Austria and has in previous years conducted many popular class trips to various destinations and a rowing tour on behalf of the OzD Ruderriege (rowing club) to France. The school also has a number of very successful teams which represent it in sporting events, these include among others, a football team, an athletics team and a basketball team.

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Coordinates: 53°51′40″N 10°41′15″E / 53.86111°N 10.68750°E / 53.86111; 10.68750