1. Ludwigsburg Experience Tour: Medicine in the Baroque Period
Discover the history of medicine during the Baroque period on a tour in Ludwigsburg. Take a guided walk around Akademiehof and learn all about the area's past inhabitants and their methods for curing. Knee pain? Tooth pain? Dry cough? In the Baroque period, there were no doctors as we know them today. But people knew how to help themselves. People came up with all sorts of remedies, from those who collected herbs to barbers and charlatans. Everyone praised their skills, no matter how beneficial or fatal. Johanna Bader, a woman in the 18th century who donned men's clothes to do her grandfather's job, writes about hygiene, dental treatment, orthopedic malaise, and all sorts of curiosities in her reports. Find out about her life story firsthand from your guide who's dressed up like her, and solve the many riddles of days gone by. End the experience with an in-depth understanding of the practice of medicine in the Baroque period in Ludwigsburg.