Welcome to the Rudolph-Brandes-Gymnasium in Bad Salzuflen, Germany!

Who we are:

  • We are a secondary school and the only grammar school in the picturesque town of Bad Salzuflen.
  • With over 1000 students in years 5 to 12 and more than 80 members of staff we provide a broad academic education and lead our pupils to the Abitur (university entrance qualification).
  • We are named after Rudolph Brandes, a famous natural scientist, who lived and worked in Bad Salzuflen during the 19th century.
  • We are located on large and very green school grounds with lots of attractive possibilities for outdoor activities.
  • Our school features generous sporting facilities including an indoor swimming pool.
  • All of our classrooms are equipped with up-to-date digital presentation and working tools.

Where we are:

We are located in the beautiful and picturesque spa-town Bad Salzuflen in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Our region Lippe is close to the cities of Bielefeld and Paderborn.

What is important to us:


Promoting our students’ talents is of particular importance for us. As a school we have received several awards for the special profiles and possibilities we offer to our students. For our advanced foreign language profile we have been awarded the CertiLingua Label of Excellence for Plurilingual, European and International Competences. Furthermore, we are a member of the MINT-Excellence-Center which sets a special focus on mathematics, information technology and natural sciences. With these two special labels we are able to award special additional qualifications to our graduates, which set them apart from other university and job applicants.

Individual learning pathways:

We are committed to continually support the learning process of each individual student throughout their school careers. Our different profiles enable our students to focus on and develop their special interests and talents. Furthermore, students who need special support are assisted and guided within our individual learning consultant programme.

Intercultural competence:

As a school we place great emphasis on preparing our students for participation and success in our globalized and interconnected world. We are a school with a strong international orientation and offer our pupils a comprehensive foreign language profile, starting from year 5, which includes extra English lessons as well as bilingual classes (CLIL-classes) in history, social sciences and economics. We teach the languages English, French, Latin, Spanish and Italian. Furthermore, we firmly believe that language learning means language use, thus our aim is to facilitate our students spending time abroad with international students from our many different partner schools, so that they can apply their foreign language competence first-hand and develop true intercultural competence beyond the classroom.

STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics):

Science and technology are forming and creating our future. As a MINT-Excellence-Center school we offer numerous additional activities and camps to our students with a special focus on the STEM-subjects. Here courses are taught in state-of-the-art facilities with numerous possibilities for student experiments. We offer advanced courses leading to the Abitur in all classical natural sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and we even have our own astronomical observatory.

Community & personality building:

We are dedicated to strengthening our students’ personalities and to support each individual student in feeling at home in our school community through different elaborated programs and projects. Critical thinking, cooperation and responsibility are core values of our school community.

Cultural education:

Cultural education has an integral part in our school community.  In addition to our music, art, and drama classes we offer a wide range of extracurricular activities where the students can engage themselves and develop their creative talents.