This is a very interesting museum about the history of pharmacology in Germany. The museum winds through various corridors and rooms in the castle where potions and medicenes were actually made and stored. It's very interesting to see how the science of the day affected the current thinking about medicine, and this museum does an excellant job of tracing the changes in both the science and medical technology throughout the ages.
Entrance to the museum is free once you have paid to enter the castle (about EUR 3)
At this interesting place you can wonder and admire (and sometimes laugh...) when you walk around, learning about the development and history of pharmacy from antiquity till the end of the 20th Century.
Historical interiors, original phials, bowls of real Faience, glass, tin and wood.
There even is a HERB ROOM and a LABORATORY.
Open: every day from 10AM - 5.30PM in the HEIDELBERG SCHLOSS.
In the castle is the German Pharmacy Museum. Aside from well-preserved old furniture of pharmacies from the past centuries you can see a huge selection of medicaments. It was also nice to see of what material mortars can be made. There's also a huge collection of technical instruments and laboratory equipment.
The photo shows you a nice reconstructions of a 18th-century pharmacy.
Admission: € 1.50
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As soon as I found my self in Heidelberg I noticed that every second store there is a pharmacy. Are people that live there really that sick? :-)
Right at the castle you'll find the pharmacy museum, which is actually very interesting, and definitely worth a visit.
If you read all the information in the museum you will be an expert of the history of German pharmacy and of special ingredients for medicaments.
The interiors of different old pharmacies are wonderful.
At the far end of the old town is the museum owned by the von-Portheim foundation. The building was built in the 18th century and today houses ethnological collections.