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Herb Trial

Sampling, admiring and touching the herbs is permitted. But please do not pick them or pull them out! We hope you will have a refreshing and enjoyable walk through our region!

Walk on the 2,5 km informative Herb Trail ("Kräuterwanderweg") between Sprögnitz und Engelbrechts through beautiful forests and be accompanied by 11 displays with the culture and history of ancient knowledge about herbs, myths and traditions, famous personalities and beautiful pictures.
The knowledge of the power and the benefits of herbs is as old as the history of mankind. Excavations from the Neolithic age showed remains of poppy seeds and caraway.
First written documents date back to the 4th millenium before Christ.
Back then Egyptians, Chinese und Indians already had extensive knowledge about herbs and their benefits.
The Bibel also refers to the power of herbs, which were an important part of religious celebrations.

On the 11 boards on the SONNENTOR Herb Trail, we introduce you to herbs that are native to our region and historical figures, whose wisdom are the base for our knowledge.

Herb Saints and big names in herbal science

  1. Hippokrates (460-375 B.C.)
  2. Gaius Plinius Secundus (23-79 A.D.)
  3. Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
  4. Albertus Magnus (1193-1280)
  5. Paracelsus (1493-1541)
  6. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843)
  7. Sebastian Kneipp (1821-1897)
  8. Edward Bach (1886-1936)
  9. Maria Treben (1907-1991)
  10. Hermann Josef Weidinger (1918-2004)
  11. Maria Zach, Kurt Kainz, Helga Bauer