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Alte Raths-Apotheke

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  • JR56

    The imposing corner building of the Lüneburg Raths-Apotheke was designed with Gothic forms in 1598, although it was already renaissance. The massive, nine-step stepped gable is decorated with dew stones. The colorful sandstone portal is particularly striking. If you are interested in the inside, the pharmacist will understand if you take a look. The interior is from the 18th century. Here you can buy the brine cream made according to the pharmacist's original recipe.

    If you step back a little, you can see a Latin saying in gold letters at the top of the gable. Translated it means something like: “Herbs and plasters do not heal them, but your word, Lord, which heals everything.” The large coat of arms above the portal indicates that the pharmacy belonged to the council, to the left and right Two women sit on the portal arch: the left allegory with a dog symbolizes olfactus, the sense of smell, the right one with the monkey represents gustus, the taste .

    lueneburg.info/de/kultur/alte-raths-apotheke

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    • January 16, 2020

  • Siegfried LG

    One of the splendid buildings from the Renaissance period on Bäckerstrasse, still a pharmacy. The entrance is one of the most artistic that Lüneburg has to offer.

    More than 600 years of pharmacist history is stored inside, maybe one day it will be accessible to the public.

    Across the entire width there is a saying in Latin, which, according to Luther, sounds like this in German: "Neither herb nor plaster healed them, but your word, Lord, that heals everything"
    No pharmacist would advertise like this today. This is what Wilhelm II found in 1908 when he drove through Bäckerstrasse in his car. (In the past, the B4 ran right through the middle of Bäckerstrasse).

    The magnificent entrance door is full of allegories of medieval healing art. Among other things, female allegories for two senses of taste can be seen. The one on the left, with a dog jumping up, is holding a so-called muskrat. It stands for olfactus, the smell. The one on the right feeds a monkey with apples and stands for Gustus, the taste.

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    • February 4, 2017

  • Wolfram/Ts.

    The very special eye-catcher in addition to the colorful facade: the huge Renaissance portal! It is decorated by a decorative arch with several figures that have symbolic meanings. Two lions hold the Lüneburg coat of arms above them.

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    • August 4, 2020

  • Kathrin

    The Alte Ratsapotheke (original spelling Raths-Apotheke) is a pharmacy in the historic center of the Hanseatic city of Lüneburg. The current building was completed in 1598 after extensive renovation work, it replaced a previous building from earlier centuries and is now a listed building.

    de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alte_Ratsapotheke_(Lüneburg)

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    • October 20, 2020

  • Kathrin

    The Alte Ratsapotheke (original spelling Raths-Apotheke) is a pharmacy in the historic center of the Hanseatic city of Lüneburg. The current building was completed in 1598 after extensive renovation work, it replaced a previous building from earlier centuries and is now a listed building.

    de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alte_Ratsapotheke_(Lüneburg)

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    • October 23, 2020

  • Michael Maria

    Above the entrance and in the dew stone frieze on the eaves side, 1598 is named as the year of construction. One must assume, however, that a previous Gothic building was rebuilt, and that this year the current form with the Renaissance portal was created. The extension with the former ballroom was built around 1500. The front gable is designed as a 9-part stepped gable, horizontally divided by four rows of window arcades made of dew stones and quarter-circle shaped stones and cornices. The rear gable is a simple gable triangle with small segmental arched windows and dewstone arches. The cellar contains groin vaults. The ground floor, mezzanine and first floor have often been rebuilt over time. The basic structures are still easy to see.
    Ceiling paintings from the 16th century were found and old floors. On the floor there is an old herb chamber with remains of a painting.

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    • August 24, 2020

  • Ullij

    Great portal with colorful statues - lovingly preserved

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    • August 25, 2020

  • Sabine 22 🌻

    The current building was completed in 1598 after extensive renovation work, it replaced a previous building from earlier centuries and is now a listed building.

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    • August 28, 2020

  • Sabine 22 🌻

    Very nice historical building

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    • September 3, 2019

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