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Lüneburg: Die Rathsapotheke

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  • Siegfried LG

    One of the magnificent buildings of the Renaissance period in Bäckerstrasse, still a pharmacy. The entrance is one of the most artistic that Lüneburg has to offer.Over 600 years of pharmacy history stored in the interior, maybe it will eventually open to the public.Across the whole latitude there is a saying in Latin which, according to Luther, sounds in German: "It healed neither herb nor plaster, but thy word, Lord, that heals all things."
    So today no pharmacist would make more advertising. This was also found in Wilhelm II in 1908 when he drove his car through Bäckerstrasse. (Previously the B4 led right through the Bäckerstrasse).
    The magnificent entrance door is full of allegories of medieval medicine. Among other things, female allegories for two taste senses can be seen. The left, with a high-jumping dog, holds a so-called pomander. It stands for Olfactus, the smell. The right one feeds a monkey with apples and stands for Gustus, the taste.

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  • Elevation10 m