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Prime education with a sporty twist Montessori meets basketball at Hagerhof Castle Almost exactly halfway along the 1,232 km river Rhine lies Schloss Hagerhof in the riverside town of Bad Honnef am Rhein. In the foothills of the picturesque Siebengebirge peaks, this secondary and boarding school is dedicated to discovering, exploring, and nurturing the individual talents of its students, both academically and musically, as well as on the basketball court. TEXT: EMMIE COLLINGE | PHOTOS: PRESS IMAGES

Schloss Hagerhof is a renowned secondary school and boarding school about 10 km from Bonn offering an academicallystreamed secondary education for students aged 11-19, as well as a regular education and a high-class musical education. However, what is distinct about this school is that it also attracts the country’s budding

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basketball stars as it is registered with the Deutscher Basketball Bund (German Basketball Foundation) as a pool for talent spotting and development. While the school has been in existence since 1960, the baroque building in which its 120 boarders and 480 day students

study, dates back to the 16th century. Similarly spectacular are the school’s grounds; boasting an area of 60,000 square metres in which the students are encouraged to roam, creating the ideal environment according to the principles of the Italian pedagogue Dr Maria Montessori:“The objective of the environment is not to shape the

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Discover Germany promotes German, Swiss & Austrian Design, Tourism, Food, Culture and Business. Featuring interview with Mesut Özil

Discover Germany | Issue 11 | February 2014  

Discover Germany promotes German, Swiss & Austrian Design, Tourism, Food, Culture and Business. Featuring interview with Mesut Özil