Make Our Festschrift a Special Gift

100 years of Salem on nearly 470 pages

As 2020 draws to a close, so does the end of our jubilee year, to which we had long been looking forward and which we had all imagined differently. What we are happy about, despite the cancellation of all celebration events, is that Schule Schloss Salem has proven to be a reliable educational institution of exceptional quality during the global coronavirus pandemic.

Three other phases of upheaval, which were also mastered by the students and staff, are the subject of the commemorative volume published by Kohlhammer in April 2020. The 464-page publication also contains essays, memoirs by students and alumni, and over 250 photographs.

Please consider giving this special book to yourself or to another Salemer. It is available at a price of 49 Euro.


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Dates & Events

All information about our anniversary year

18th January 2020, Music Competition

Date: Saturday, 18th January 2020
Start: TBA
Location: Campus Härlen, Aula

24th January 2020, Salem Salon

Date: Friday, 24th January 2020
Start: 7:30 pm
Location: Schloss Salem, Schrote
Speaker: Ms. Sophie Weidlich, Mentor and Boarding School-Consultant

Dokumentation and movie night
Titel: "The Mastery of One's Weaknesses" (A 1963 film about Salem)

6th March 2020, Dinner for the Boards

Date: Friday, 6th March 2020
Start: TBA
Location: Schloss Salem, Dining room

8th March 2020, Birnau Abbey Church Choir Concert

Date: 8th March 2020
Start: 11:00 am (till about 12:30 am)
Location: Campus Härlen, Aula

Matinee Concert by the Birnauer Kantorei with Scenes and Choirs from Operas
Piano: Julian Schulz 
Direction and moderation: Thomas Gropper 

Rescheduled: 28th March 2020, Lake Constance Doctors Orchestra, with Ms. Sigg

The date will probably be rescheduled from 28.03.20 to the end of the year.

Rescheduled: 3rd April 2020, 100 Years of Boarding School: Schule Schloss Salem

Due to the current situation the 100th anniversary of Schule Schloss Salem has been rescheduled
The alternative date is probably the Whitsun weekend in May 2021.

Cancelled: 4th April 2020, Alumni Dinner

Due to the current situation, the ASV dinner for the 100th anniversary of Schule Schloss Salem was cancelled!

Cancelled: 29th April 2020, Salem Salon

Due to the current situation, this event was cancelled!

Cancelled: 29th May 2020, 10th Night of Friends

Due to the current situation the Night of Friends 2020 was cancelled with a heavy heart.
The next Night of Friends will take place on Friday, 26 March 2021.

Cancelled: 14th June 2020, Hohentwiel-Adventure Trip

The trip with Hohentwiel on Lake Constance was cancelled due to the current contact restrictions.

Rescheduled: 4th July 2020, Graduation celebration with dedication of a work of art on Härlen Campus

The graduation celebration 2020 has been rescheduled to an undetermined date due to the current situation.

Cancelled: 21st - 24th July 2020, Four Day Marches Nijmegen

The Nijmegen March 2020 was cancelled due to the current situation.

Cancelled: 18th July 2020, All-school Sports Night

The All-School Sports Night has been cancelled due to the current situation.

July 2020, Open Air - Best of Salem

Date: TBA
Start: TBA
Location: Schloss Salem

October 2020, Salem Salon

Date: TBA
Start: TBA
Location: Schloss Salem, Schrote
Speaker: Mr. Bernd Westermeyer - Headmaster of Schule Schloss Salemule Schloss Salem
Lecture and discussion evening
Titel: "The price of freedom - an optimistic look into the future"

14th November 2020, Choir and Orchestra Concert

Date: Saturday, 14th November 2020
Start: TBA
Ort: TBA
"Magnificat by Gunther Martin Göttsche"

20th November 2020, Salem Salon

Date: 20th November 2020
Start: TBA
Location: Schloss Salem, Schrote
Guest speaker: Mr. Rüdiger v. Fritsch, Ambassador (ret.) 
Lecture and discussion evening
Titel: "30 years of German reunification - a biographical review"

6th December 2020, Santa Claus concert with christmas texts

Date: Sunday, 6th December 2020
Start: 6 pm
Location: Dorfgemeinschaftshaus Prinz Max, Salem Neufrach
Religious music for Advent, Salem pupils read Christmas texts

18th December 2020, 10th Parents' Christmas Dinner

Date: Friday, 18th December 2020
Start: TBA
Location: Schloss Salem, Dining room
Titel: "We are Salem too!"