|This museum was established in 1957 on the ground Schloss castle.|
This painting titled Christ as a pharmacist, Austria, 1st half of the 18th century is among the first items that you see when entering the museum. The plaque that explained the painting reads. . .
Worldly medicine may be able to help the mortal body of man, but real healing and salvation can only be found with Christ. This is the message of the picture, presenting Christ as a pharmacist in the heavenly pharmacy. The soul balance indicates the Last Judgement, the three Christian cardinal virtues faith, love and hope are symbolized by chalice, heart, and anchor on the prescription table, and numerous further soul medicament's are depicted on the left. In the background, Jesus is healing a blind man.
The rooms are filled with Chemist's shops through the ages, I was awestruck at the beauty of the apothecary bottles that were used.
This chemists table was made in the early 19th century, is made of cherry wood, and was originally housed at 'Crown Pharmacy' in Ulm.
Pharmacy vessels used in days gone by.
Scales, spoons, crushers all items used to make medicine.
This pharmacy vignette came from the Ursulene convent, Austria, circa 1730.
The table in the center of this vignette was used as the pharmacist work table, customers were not permitted inside the pharmacy to collect the prescriptions. Notice on the upper left side of the photo the silhouette of a woman in the window? This was the pickup window.
These beautiful vessels with vivid colors were one of my favorites.
The Deutsches Apotheken Museum, was a fun place to browse.