Temporary exhibition

Hortus Deliciarum chevaleriehortus deliciarum, a picture garden of alsace in the springtime
FROM april 2 TO october 23, 2022

The first encyclopaedia written by a woman, the Hortus Deliciarum or Garden of Delights was the work of Abbess Herrad of Landsberg and bears superb illustrated witness to daily life in Alsace during mediaeval times.

In partnership with: Association Arts et Lumières en Alsace, Rudi Langermann and l'atelier d'enluminure Mesnig




It was destroyed during a fire at the Strasbourg Library in 1870. Fortunately, a facsimile had been made. This exhibition includes a reconstitution of a scriptorium (lectern, cathedra, etc.) as well as reproductions of richly illuminated pages made using ink and pigments on parchment, with comments.

Place: temporary exhibition area
Language: french/german/english
No additional charge


pdfScriptorium       pdfReconstructed plates of the Hortus Deliciarum