The School is 375 years old

The history of Bad Münstereifel

Bad Münstereifel is one of the cities which are known everywhere in the world. Everyday a lot of tourist come to Bad Münstereifel to visit the houses made of stone and  wood. The Erft flows through the city. This was very important in the middle ages. In earlier times the city was part of the `Partei Prüm´ which was founded 760 a. c..
In 830 a. c.  the third abbot of Prüm had built a monastery. This church got in 844 a. c.the relics of Chrisatus and Daria. In 898 Münstereifel got the market- and customs rights. And in 1086 a. c. it became officially a city. In the next century’s there was a fight between Jülich and cologne. Everybody tried to get Münstereifel and at last Jülich got Münstereifel till the French’s in 1792 attacked. In 1451 there was the plague so that there hardly lived somebody. Then there came fight on fight and Münstereifel had to feed the army which just was in the city it doesn’t matter if there were their own army or the army of their enemies. There wasn’t any decade without a fight, this why Bad Münstereifel was a long time a very poor city. But this is why in Bad Münstereifel are so many houses made of stone and wood. So it was good and bad that Münstereifel was so poor.
 

Town Hall

Inner courtyard from the computer lab
the yellow part was built in 1654

The town is so small they deliver 
the mail by bicycle


Here you can see one of the most famous buildings in Bad Münstereifel.
It  is about 400 years old and wasn't damaged in any war.
It is located exactly in the middle of Bad Münstereifel. Today there is a restaurant in it.


This is a little church in the area around Bad Münstereifel.
It is 400 years old as well and it has a "Kreuzgang".
This means there is a small walkway inside it with pictures of Jesus on the walls.



here you can see one of the many lakes in our area.  The whole "Eifel" looks like this.

A little picture of the city through one of the city gates. You can see some of the beautiful, old buildings. 

The city park.


The crowd at the festival celebrating the 375th anniversary.



Students practicing a play for the anniversary.

One of the market stalls during the school festivities. 
The pupils are making wicker baskets and are dressed in period costumes.

And now as they described themselves:
My Class


The initial group that started the Project


A visiting student checks out the daily progress board.


Silja and Katrin during our visit in the chat room


Judith, Afra, and Philipp


Julia and Barbara designing a poster for the project


Sebastian and Johannes during the chat session


Tobi and Judith also during the chat.

And finally the teacher Boris Loske

Our teacher, Mr. Loske, taking a break. (We had to chain him up to keep him from giving us new things to work on.)
The thing we chained him to is the old town pillory which still exists as it did in medieval times.
It's always a laugh with the tourists.


This has been one of those truly rewarding experiences working with these students. I was told besides the teacher and the original group of students there were other students, faculty and parents there during the chat session. Boris tells me the presentation was a great success and that many of the students want to continue working together and even a few new ones have joined the group.