Rostock/Germany

Sanitz is a municipality in the Rostock district, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommen, Germany. It is located approximately 15 km east of  Rostock  was first mentioned in 1256 when it was called Kirchdorf.

Rostock is the largest city in the north German state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It is located on the Warnow river. The popular district of Warnemünde 12 km north of the city centre is directly on the Baltic Sea.

 Rostock is home to one of the oldest universities in the world, the  University of Rostock, founded in 1419.

 The city territory of Rostock stretches for about 20 km along the Warnow to the Baltic Sea. The largest built-up area of Rostock is on the western side of the river. The eastern part of its territory is dominated by industrial estates and the forested Rostock Heath. Rostock is considered as the only regiopolis in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. 

The city is popular among tourists and residents alike and with enchanting Hanseatic flair, it is one of northern Germany's economic and transport hubs. 

Being the centre of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and in recent years it has developed into an attractive hive of economic activity. Berlin - Copenhagen and Hamburg - Szczecin: the routes between these cities all pass right through Rostock.With modern ports, an airport and excellent connections to the countryside, Rostock is a multimodal transport hub.From here, we guarantee that you can reach places quickly and with little hassle. Whether goods are being transported to markets in Scandinavia or Eastern, Western or Southern Europe, Rostock's central location enables low transport and distribution costs, making this international hub a highly attractive business location. 

For many people Rostock is not only an ideal travel destination, but also a city that combines holidays with living. However, Rostock has much more to offer than just its maritime flair. As the largest city in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and a site of economic activity with strong businesses, Rostock is an attractive place to work and is also family-friendly. 

With many recreational opportunities for children and adults alike. Rostock knows how to charm. Numerous museums, theatres and events attract culture enthusiasts to come and relax. Those who fancy a stroll around town will find what they are looking for in the city centre and in Warnemünde as well.  

 

Gymnasium Sanitz

The Gymnasium Sanitz was founded in 1990 and sees itself as a modern secundary school hosting about 500 students at the age of 13 to 19 coming from the rural area around Rostock, one of the most important towns in the Baltic region.

  The daily work of all members of the teaching staff is focused on creating diverse lessons in a peaceful and harmonic atmosphere. Scientific work shall students prepare for an academic career. Additionally, strategic partnerships with non-school institutions such as private companies support the wide range of different educational offers.  

Our school stands for peace, freedom, tolerance, democracy and humanistic ideals. The central idea of our teaching efforts is it to help young and adolescent learners organizing and developing their own learning strategies. Making use of computer technology and digital media students and teachers keep up with the changing demands of labour market.  

Our school is experienced in different intercultural exchanges. So every year 8th-grade-students take part in a language program in Wales, GB. Also partnerships with schools in Canada and Spain have allowed students to gain international experience. Furthermore, classes benefit from the eTwinning-program realizing different projects with students around Europe.      

Key person    

Christian Sokolowski, teacher of English and Spanish, experiences in coordinating exchanges and strategic partnerships, Erasmus+ and eTwinning    

Germany

 

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe. It includes 16 constituent states, covers an area of 357,021 square kilometres, and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. With about 82 million inhabitants, Germany is the most populous member state of the European Union. Germany's capital and largest metropolis is Berlin, while its largest conurbation is the Ruhr (main centres: Dortmund and Essen). The country's other major cities are Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Leipzig, Bremen, Dresden, Hannover and Nuremberg. 

  Various Germanic tribes have inhabited the northern parts of modern Germany since classical antiquity. A region named  Germania was documented before 100 AD. During the Migration Period the Germanic tribes expanded southward. Beginning in the 10th century, German territories formed a central part of the Holy Roman Empire. During the 16th century, northern German regions became the centre of the Protestant Reformation. The remains of the Holy Roman Empire formed the German Confederation in 1815, while the german revolutions of 1848-49 established major democratic rights first.

  In 1871, Germany became a nation state when most of the German states were unified into the Prussian-dominated German - Empire. After World War I and the German Revolution of 1918-19, the Empire was replaced by the parliamentary Weimar Republic. In 1933 the Nazi seizure of power quickly led to the establishment of Nazi Germany which was built upon a dictatorship and consequently led to World War II and the Holocaust.   After the end of WWII in Europe and a period of Allied occupation, two German states were founded: the democratic Federal Republic of Germany (commonly known as West Germany) and the socialist German Democratic Republic (commonly known as East Germany). A wall encircling West Berlin was created on August 13, 1961, and was torn down on November 9, 1989. On 3 October 1990, the country was reunified.  

In the 21st century, Germany has the world's fourth-largest economy by nominal GDP, as well as the fifth-largest by PPP. As a global leader in several industrial and technological sectors, it is both the world's third-largest exporter and importer of goods. Germany is a developed country with a very high standard of living sustained by a skilled and productive society. It upholds a social security and universal health care system, environmental protection and a tuition-free university education.

 

The Federal Republic of Germany was a founding member of the European Economic  Community in 1957 and the European Union in 1993.  

Known for its rich cultural history, Germany has been continuously the home of influential and successful artists, philosophers, musicians and scientists.