Hildegarden – Museum am Strom

Hildegard's botany

Der Hildegarten beim Museum am Strom

As a complement to the Hildegard exhibition in the neighbouring Museum am Strom, the garden displays numerous plants that Hildegard described in her natural history ("Physica"). In this important collection, the learned Benedictine described almost 300 herbs, shrubs and trees and their (healing) effects on humans. Unfortunately, the work has only survived in late medieval copies, so that today no one knows the "original text" of Hildegard von Bingen. Unlike many popular writings on so-called "Hildegard medicine", which simply pass over this, however, this problem is addressed in the Hilde Garden: The "source fountain" at the entrance artistically deals with the source tradition of the "Physica".

Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10-17 h april - october