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26 May 2011 / leggypeggy

Get your prescriptions filled in Heidelberg

We had a few days in Heidelberg and one of our most impressive visits was to the German Pharmacy Museum which is housed within the Heidelberg Schloss (Castle). It shows how old-time pharmacies were stocked and laid out with all the dressers, drawers, bottles and paraphernalia. I’m posting these pictures especially for my sister, Susan, who is a pharmacist.

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She also collects mortars and pestles. Sorry Suze, but I didn’t buy you one. They weren’t for sale and, besides, we are travelling light.
The pictures include a shot of the exterior of the museum. You can see daylight through the upper windows. That’s because the upper floors have been destroyed. The entrance is at the very lowest level of that picture — through the wrought-iron gate.
The museum also has a memorial to Robert Bunsen, inventor of the memorable Bunsen burner we all used in high school science classes. He also invented the colour-spectrum analyser.

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  1. Louise M Oliver / May 29 2011 1:15 pm

    Hi Peggy,
    Thank you for the superb photos. The pharmacy museum looks great.


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