The „Gymnasium Lechenich“ was founded in 1964 and has about 800 pupils and 60 teachers. We offer as key areas either foreign languages (English, French, Spanish) or natural sciences, but have also courses in music, sports and arts. We have exchange-programs with schools in England and France. For 20 years we have had a partner-school in Israel and we would like to continue this program. As we are an interested UNESCO-school, intercultural education is very important for us. Lechenich is a picturesque small town with 12.000 inhabitants in a rural surrounding. Our students also live in small villages nearby. These villages form together the community of Erftstadt. Cologne with its famous cathedral and the river Rhine is only 30 kilometres away. 40 km west of Erftstadt you find the “Eifel”-national park.