The Hohe Schule was constructed
around 1574 as a educational centre by the Earl of Losenstein, who also
constructed the nearby Schallaburg and Church. see details
The Hohe Schule played an
important role in the reformation period ('Reformationszeit'). It is the first School in C.
Europe with its own written Educational Regulations, ('Schul-Ordnung').
The building has been put on the list of Austria's protected Cultural
goods ('Denkmalschutz'), especially for its arcades.
of Vienna carries out research
on the function of the Hohe Schule in the wider context of reformation and
contra-reformation in the 16th century in Europe.
A detailed description of the role of the ' Hohe Schule' in the Reformation
period has been prepared by Ms M. Miklas.