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Location address: Deutschland, Hamburg
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The Wilhelm-Gymnasium is a university preparatory school in Hamburg, Germany. It is one of Hamburg’s oldest schools. It was founded in 1881 and called Neue Gelehrtenschule and soon became a rival of the Academic school of the Johanneum. In 1883 it was renamed Wilhelm Gymnasium to honour the then-present German Emperor, Wilhem I. Since 1953, the school also accepts girls.
The school opened in 1881 opposite Holstentor, and in 1885 moved to Moorweidenweg, which was renamed Moorweidenstraße in 1892. After gaining an extra floor in 1929, the school was damaged in an air raid in 1943, and moved to Holstenglacis. After moving to Kaiser-Friedrich-Ufer, it moved in 1964 to Klosterstieg in Harvestehude.