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The herb garden

Der Kräutergarten

In the castle’s garden, against the backdrop of Wewelsburg Castle, more than 120 different medicinal plants are growing in eight herb beds. They have all been planted in accordance with the list of plants of the Jesuit Garden of Münster and demonstrate the highly developed art of healing of the Jesuit order which also cultivated a “root garden” at its subsidiary in Büren.

The herb garden at the district museum lends itself as a starting or ending point for a tour through the permanent exhibition of the Historicalc Museum of the Prince-Bisphoric of Paderborn in which also parts of the furnishings of the former Jesuit pharmacy of Büren are on display and in which old techniques for the manufacturing of medications can be found out about. As a corresponding group offer, a guided tour regarding the topic of “The Jesuits’ art of healing” can be booked.

Two of the beds have been set up as raised beds for the visually impaired. The herbaceous plants located there can be felt and sensed. Additional information in braille regarding the herbaceous plants can be borrowed at the gatekeepers in the district museum.

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