Visionsfenster Prof. Dr. Johannes Schreiter 1997
Quelle: Stadt Bingen
The Hildegard department describes the life and work of the great Benedictine nun in the 12th century (1098-1179).
The four domiciles Bermersheim, Disibodenberg, Rupertsberg, Eibingen were key locations in the life of the saint.
It was on Disibodenberg, where Hildegard lived for 38 years, and where she began committing her visions to paper.
It was on Rupertsberg that she developed her full abilities in 1150.
Impressive models of the convents on Disibodenberg and Rupertsberg, which no longer exist, allow visitors to see the surroundings in her life.
The 29 years she lived in Bingen were the most fruitful in her life. Apart from “Scivias” it was here that her whole literary work was written, and the second part of the exhibition is dedicated to this. Hildegard’s use and description of nature and healing methods are contained in documents, including a rare copy of the first edition of “Physica”, from 1533, and also contains her creations as a composer (which can be heard).
The topics also include her role as a warner and much-in-demand advisor even for bishops and monarchs.
On the stage the visionary world of Hildegard can be seen in slides and the meditation experience.
Outside the museum there is the Hidegard garden which invites visitors from April 2008 (at the opening of the Landesgartenschau (state garden show)) to take an interest in the best-known work, the book of plants in the “Physica”.