Excursion to Köthen

The “Hahnemann City of Köthen” is situated only 70 km north of Leipzig. Samuel Hahnemann lived and practised in Köthen from 1821 until 1835, and it is here where the Chronic Diseases originated from in 1828. Furthermore, the Deutsche Zentralverein homöopathischer Ärzte (“German Association of Homeopathic Physicians, DZVhÄ”) was established here in 1829. The Homöopathie-Stiftung des DZVhÄ (“Homeopathy Foundation of the DZVhÄ“) and the Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Homöopathie (“Scientific Society for Homeopathy, WissHom“) are also based in Köthen. Ever since the LMHI itself moved its statutory seat from Geneva to Köthen in March 2013, Köthen has not only been declared the “Cradle of Homeopathy but is also considered the “World Capital of Homeopathy”.

Day trip to Köthen on 14 June 2017

Experience an exciting day in the former residence city Köthen (Anhalt) and follow the footsteps Hahnemann left here. We will travel in a comfortable coach and depart from Kongresshalle Leipzig (“Leipzig congress hall”), Parthenstraße,  at 9:00 h. The day package includes the transfer (go and return) between the congress venue and Köthen, entrance fees, snacks and beverages. Our qualified tour guides will welcome you in German as well as English.

The walking tour through Köthen starts at 10:30 h and will take approx. 2.5-3 hours. Along the way, you will learn about the history behind Dr Samuel Hahnemann and his living conditions, and you will get to see the Hahnemann house. Hahnemann’s successor Dr Arthur Lutze has further shaped the history of homeopathy in Köthen. You will have the chance to take a glance at the former homeopathic Lutze Clinic and to visit the homeopathic Lutzepark garden. Your walk will lead you over the waved paths of the redesigned landscape Homöopathische Welle (“homeopathic wave”) to the Hahnemann-Lutze memorial. The day will culminate in a visit of the homeopathy exhibition in the spectacular pharmacy vault of Schloss Köthen (“Köthen castle”).

The European Library for Homeopathy in Köthen is a key contact point for homeopaths from all over the world. It will also be part or your tour through Köthen. Here, a snack and refreshments are waiting for you after the tour. Around 14:00 h we will start back to Leipzig to be back in time for the congress opening

Price per person: 75 Euro

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Hahnemann House in Köthen
European Library for Homeopathy
European Library for Homeopathy







Excursion to Meissen and Torgau

Dr Samuel Hahnemann was born in Meißen, Saxony, on 10 April 1755 as the third child of Christian Gottfried Hahnemann and his second wife Johanna Christiane Spieß. His father was a painter and designer in the famous Meißen porcelThe house in Meissen where Hahnemann was bornain manufactory. After finishing school, he moved to Leipzig in 1775 to begin his medical university education.

Today, Samuel Hahnemann is honorary citizen of the City of Meißen “in acknowledgement of his outstanding merits for the medical science and well-being of all people.”


Hahnemann’s birthplace in Meißen

Day trip to Meißen and Torgau on 18 June 2017

Join us on a day trip to the origins of homeopathy in Meißen and Torgau. We will start at 8:00 h at the Kongresshalle Leipzig (“Leipzig congress hall”), Parthenstraße, and travel in a comfortable coach.

In Meißen we will first visit the Hahnemann Monument and the Hahnemann Square. At his birthplace we will see the memorial plaque and bust donated by Dr Schwalbe in 1855.

Walking through the picturesque Old Town we follow the trails of Hahnemann’s childhood and youth and mount the castle hill which will take us to Freiheit 13 high above the roofs of Meißen. Here we will feel the spirit of the former St. Afra’s Priory with its church and school building and commemorate the importance of this place for Hahnemann’s education and work. Still today, you can admire Hahnemann’s guiding principle Sapere Aude over the entrance door of St. Afra.

Before moving on to Torgau we will enjoy a rich lunch buffet and a glass of Meißen wine in the historic Burgkeller (“castle cellar”).

From 1804 to 1811, Hahnemann lived in the Freihaus (free house”) in Pfarrstraße 3 in Torgau. Here he „brooded over quite a few for the good of humanity“, such as the Organon of the Healing Art and the first part of his Pure Pharmacology.

The International Hahnemann Center Torgau e. V. invites you to visit the new “Dr. Samuel Hahnemann Exhibition” displaying his life and work. Unique exhibits make this display a special one. In 2014, the ‘Institute for the History of Medicine of the Robert Bosch Foundation’ acquired an unparalleled series of 50 letters by Dr. S. Hahnemann with instructions for a patient. For the first time in an exhibition, you can see selected pages including the corresponding transcriptions in Torgau. You may have a stay with a cake with a cup of coffee and delve into life and work of Samuel Hahnemann.

Return by comfortable coach to Leipzig, arrival at the congress hall is scheduled for 20:00 h.

Price per person: 89 Euro (incl. lunch and afternoon)

Guided tours in English and German





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