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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 »
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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.

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