Seminar Schloss Bogenhofen
A-4963 St. Peter am Hart / bei Braunau am Inn
Seminar Schloss Bogenhofen is located in a rural setting about four miles east of the town of Braunau on the river Inn. Across the river from Braunau is the German town of Simbach. About thirty-six miles to the southwest lies one of the most beautiful cities of Europe—Salzburg, Austria. On the campus itself, the dominant building is the former castle that dates back to the mid-fifteenth century and serves as the classroom building for senior high school students. The very modern men's (the Burschenheim) and women's (the Madchenheim) residence halls were opened in 1988 and 1990 and are very well designed and simply but tastefully furnished. Two students to a room is the rule and there is a beautifully tiled shower and bathroom in every room. In any school year, about 35-50% of the students at Bogenhofen are enrolled in college level courses in theology and German language and culture. The other 50-65% of the students on campus are enrolled in courses in the “Gymnasium,” which has course work equivalent to secondary school and junior college levels in North America. Approximately 160 students attend classes at Bogenhofen and close to half are “college age” by North American terms. College and secondary classes are held in separate buildings but both college and secondary students live in residence hall facilities and eat together in the cafeteria.