XIV School community trip of Gymnasium Nepomucenum in Rietberg

Gymnasium Nepomucenum is located in Rietberg, a small municipality in Westfalen, with about 1000 students.

For 14 years the school community makes a trip to Auschwitz for 5 days. The excursion includes a visit to the villa Wannsee, a short trip to Breslau and then the visit to Auschwitz with a guided tour through the Memorial sites. The excursion always ends with a visit to Krakow.

As a school community the trip has special meaning for us, because not only interested students from 10th grade can join but also interested teachers and parents. Beginning in the early years with 50 persons, the number of participants has grown larger every year.

In 2018, almost 180 people will come. This means that nearly all of their students and teachers will have visited Auschwitz.

This is very good for Gymnasium Nepomucenum, because the participation is voluntary and the trip always takes place at a long weekend.