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Burger Museum: Landapotheke, Gewerbe & Schiffahrt
Große Mühlenstraße 6
25712  Burg/Dithmarschen


Opening Hours

May-Oct. Tue, Fri-Sun 2.30-4.30 pm
Easter Sunday until April 30 only opened on Sundays
closed from November 1 until Easter Saturday
groups by appointment outside the opening hours

The ‘Burger Museum’ with its unique exhibition of a chemist’s shop was opened in May 2003. The community of Burg bought the former saddlery in 1992. The intention was to preserve the saddler’s workshop, which had scarcely been altered for hundreds of years, and to provide premises for a local history museum in Burg. On the ground floor the visitor finds a historical grocer’s shop, a shoemaker’s workshop and the old saddlery. One room is dedicated to Burg’s heyday of seafaring at the end of the 19th century. On the upper floor there are an old dental practice, a hairdresser’s shop, a carpenter’s workshop and the pharmacy that is the main attraction of the museum. Already in 1983 pharmacist Peter Sommer discovered an extensive collection of old pharmacist’s tools, vessels and fixtures in his ‘Privilegierten Apotheke’ (privileged pharmacy) on the marketplace. This collection makes up 95 per cent of the equipment of the museum pharmacy. It was installed as a rural chemist’s shop from the 19th century in the museum in Burg. It comprises a collision cell, stores, a laboratory, a dispensary, a prescription counter, a medicine cellar, a poison chamber and an office.