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Of Quacks and Miracle Healers

Lorscher Arzneibuch - Staatsbibliothek Bamberg Msc.Med.1, Lorsch, Anfang 9. Jh. Foto: Staatsbibliothek Bamberg / Gerald Raab

Bamberg boasts one of Germany's oldest apothecaries, it was home to Europe's most modern hospital, bringing forth doctors like Dr. Eisenbarth, Dr. Markus, Dr. Schönlein and Dr. Wassermann. Pilgrims and the poor could find shelter and care at the large infirmaries, whilst the plague and syphilis were fought in the pestilence houses. Attempts were also made to research health in studies conducted at a medical faculty. When nothing else helped, they would pray to saints such as Elisabeth of Thuringia, empress Kunigunde or Hildegard von Bingen.

Selected sights in the Old Town

Number of participants:
Max. 25 people per guide

Date: December 1st, 2023 - December 31st, 2024
  Bookable in this period!
Time: Täglich von 7 bis 20 Uhr buchbar
Duration: 2 hours
Infophone: 0951/2976-330
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135,- €

Price per guide in German language, additional fee for foreign languages: 10,- €
Registration necessary!