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Pharmacy Museum, Heidelberg

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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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  • We stumbled upon it while visiting the castle and we were really happy we did. The museum is small and can easily be done in 30 - 60 min. The history of, and evolution of chemistry is very well... 
    We stumbled upon it while visiting the castle and we were really happy we did. The museum is small and can easily be done in 30 - 60 min. The history of, and evolution of chemistry is very well...  more »
  • This museum is an extra bonus in the Heidelberg Castle. Don't miss it. Children as well as adults will find it interesting and learn from it. The museum covers pharmaceuticals from Antiquity to... 
    This museum is an extra bonus in the Heidelberg Castle. Don't miss it. Children as well as adults will find it interesting and learn from it. The museum covers pharmaceuticals from Antiquity to...  more »
  • It is an enjoyable part of the visit to the castle of Heidelberg, and it is included in the ticket. All those ancient bottles and concoctions really make an impression. 
    It is an enjoyable part of the visit to the castle of Heidelberg, and it is included in the ticket. All those ancient bottles and concoctions really make an impression.  more »
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  • Fascinating museum inside the castle. The various pharmacy instruments are very interesting and come with plenty of information describing what was going on during that time period. The rooms are easy to navigate and there are a few smaller rooms that are tucked away so make sure to look at those.
  • It is very interested museum. I liked it a lot because there were many boards with interesting information and everything was very nicely explained in German and English language. Entry fee is included in 9€ ticket to the castle yard. The only thing that was not explained is how is this pharmacy connected to the castle. Overall it was the only interesting thing from the castle that you can purchase for 9 euros.
  • A very interesting and informative museum containing thousands of pharmaceutical items to show the history and evolution of medicine. The hundreds years old apothecaries jars, cabinets and tools are amazing to look at. There are numerous plants and animal bones and horns that are displayed as ancient medicine. The information are provided both in German and English. You could spend as little as 30 minutes or as much as a couple of hours there depending on how much interest you have into apothecary items.
  • I recently visited the pharmacy museum and was thoroughly impressed. The exhibits were informative and educational, offering a glimpse into the history of pharmacy and the development of modern medicine. One of the highlights of the museum was the collection of antique apothecary jars, which dated back to the 18th and 19th centuries. It was fascinating to see the various ingredients that were used in traditional remedies and how they were prepared. The interactive displays were also a hit, allowing visitors to learn about the role of pharmacists and how they work with patients to ensure proper medication use. Overall, I highly recommend a visit to the pharmacy museum for anyone interested in the history of medicine or the inner workings of a pharmacy. It is a unique and fascinating experience that will leave you with a greater appreciation for the field
  • Nice museum with adequate information given in German and English. Wide exhibition of raw materials (plants, animals, minerals) used historically and currently. There are also some nice to see items like equipments used to prepare medicine and pharmaceutical travel bags.

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