Pharmacy Museum, Heidelberg

4.3
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At Pharmacy Museum, learn how ailments have been treated over the years. and marvel at some stunning apothecary jars, bottles, and mortars and pestles. Also see a collection of 17th- and 18th-century medicines, which includes conventional objects such as spices and cocoa, as well as "magical" items, such as mandrake, bezoar stones, and mumia. This pharmacy museum has a rich collection of objects that represent the history of medical sciences. The onsite shop sells replicas of some of the exhibits and several books on the history of pharmaceuticals. Using our international travel planner, Heidelberg attractions like Pharmacy Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Inside the palace, there is no way to visit it independently. Very nice collection of remedies, furniture and appliances used in the history of pharmacy, especially in Europe.
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  • Countless crucibles, cans and vessels, old pharmacist's cupboards and chests of drawers - all beautifully presented. You feel like you're going back centuries - it's worth a visit!
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  • The collection is interesting but very dusty, dead, and sometimes difficult to view. The glassware in particular needs a clean. The majority of the visitors are clearly hardly interested in the exhibited pieces and mindlessly march through without looking around. Nevertheless, a Bunson-era bunson burner and three complete pharmacist shelving systems are highlights. Text in English and German. If you're really interested in the contents, try to avoid the crowds, who clearly don't care. If you're just interested in the castle, this is one of the few places you can go inside at no extra cost.
  • Amazing experience! I am so happy I had the chance to visit!
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