Local nameLandesschule Pforta
LocationBad Kösen, Germany

Pforta, or Schulpforta, is a school located in a former Cistercian monastery, Pforta monastery, near Naumburg on the Saale River in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt.

Since the 16th century the site has been a school. Notable past alumni include the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and the German chancellor Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg. Today, it is a well-known public boarding school for academically gifted children, called Landesschule Pforta. It is coeducational and teaches around 300 high school students.

Pforta is proposed for inscription in the World Heritage List as one component of the German nomination Naumburg Cathedral and the High Medieval Cultural Landscape of the Rivers Saale and Unstrut.

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450 years of Schulpforta @ Deutsche Bundespost

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Address 12 Schulstraße, Schulpforte 06628, Germany

Coordinates 51°8'32.38" N 11°45'6.429" E

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