Founded in 1899 as a Kreisrealschule, it became a Kreisoberrealschule in 1940 and a state-run Gymnasium in 1965. It currently holds around 900 students mainly in a natural scientific-mathematical, but as of late also a modern language branch.
In 1998, a gifted student class was started. In a partnership with Ludwig Maximilian University gifted students receive so-called „Enrichment“ classes, during which they can carry out experiments themselves at the biology and physics departments under supervision by known professors.
A new building with cafeteria and several new specialist rooms was built in 2008, made necessary by the adoption of the 8-year Gymnasium in many German states.
- Anselm Bilgri, former Prior of Andechs Abbey
- Corbinian Böhm, artist, student from 1980 to 1984
- Heinz Rühmann, actor
- Karl Seebach, mathematician
- Website of Maria-Theresia-Gymnasium (German)
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