Kräutergarten der Stadt Kaub
Schlossweg, 56349 Kaub
Kaub Herb Garden - Garden of Health. The small herb garden was created in memory of Johann Wonnecke von Cube, called Johann von Cuba. Johann von Cube was born around 1430 in Cube (Kaub). A doctor of medicine, he practiced in Mainz and Frankfurt, later as personal physician to Adolf III in Nassau, as well as to Count Palatine Frederick I, and later as city physician in Frankfurt.
Johann von Cube wrote the first herbal book illustrated with woodcuts, the "Hortus samitatis" (Garden of Health). The herbal book was written in German language and included the whole medieval medicinal treasure. In the lower part of the garden there are several plants described by Johann von Cube in the "Hortus samitatis". In addition, you find numerous herbs growing in the herb garden as they are found in herb gardens today.
The herb garden is located at the beginning of the Gutenfelssteig, which leads through the newly planted vineyard "Gutenfels".
Information boards along the cultural trail provide information about geography, viticulture, the history of Kaub with its old fortified towers and Gutenfels Castle.
Address: Schlossweg, Kaub
Size: approx. 200m²
Opening hours: freely accessible
Guided tours: not possible
Entrance fee: the entrance is free
Information: there are information boards and plant signs in the garden
Gastronomy: is available in the place itself
By train: Kaub train station to the youth hostel, then take the steep footpath to the Schlossweg- and then the stairs Kulturweg "Gutenfelssteig". Approx.20 minutes