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German Pharmacy Museum

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This intriguing museum explores the history of medicine in Heidelberg.
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Schlosshof 1 | Heidelberg Castle, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 May 2013

This museum is often overlooked by tourists. It is located inside the Schlosshof (castle courtyard). I am a pharmaceutical chemist and the collection of laboratory and pharmacy equipment is outstanding. Some pieces I had only seen before in photos. It is well worth visiting.

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 14 August 2012

Admittedly, this is not an area of study which I care very much about. As a result, I did not enjoy this museum as much as some of the other reviewers did. It had well designed display areas, and all of the signage was in...More

1  Thank pbadeer
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All reviews castle ticket heidelberg castle great displays entry price on display pharmacy museum free entry worth a visit castle grounds guided tour medicine development german information chemistry equipment history
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must side visit when visiting the Caste, Worth a stop. Could use a little more translations for all the foreign visitors.

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Nicely explained and have kid pharmacy for kids. History of Germany pharmacy history. Free entrance but must have castle ticket to access courtyard.

Thank DB L
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

I think is good to visit this place cuz I like Pharmacy and everything about healthy . It’s inside of Heidelberg castle though 😀

Thank Sarinee_Lommontri
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Best Pharmacy Museum ever!!!! I have seen many Pharmacy Museums in my travels, this one is the best.

Thank buenotraveling
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

This is a very interesting museum containing numerous artifacts and historical items related to pharmacy. It is well displayed and laid out. This review gets 4stars because the commentary is only in German. It would be 5stars if there was even a little English in...More

1  Thank bala793
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed going through this part of history. I took lots of pictures. There were items on display that I had never seen. It was a very large display and fun to see.

Thank Notreallypleased1
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Informative and interesting, a good explanation of most exhibits in English. Great displays of the various pharmaceutical materials and the old chemists shops

Thank carolj715
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Didn't expect much of this, but there's a lot of interesting or cute items on display. Worth the detour whilst visiting the castle (part of the entry price, esp. if you have a cable car ticket).

Thank Zaropans
Reviewed 29 August 2018

My daughter wanted to go see it and we ended up spending a long time seeing how they made medicine 100+ years ago.

Thank SSonar
Reviewed 26 August 2018

if you are interested in the story and evolution of pharmacy (apothecary) you will find a lot of amazing objects.

Thank rickypar
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