One of the best parts of German culture is the Apotheke, the pharmacy! Not because of the prescription drugs, but because of the products you can buy there. And the freebies--don't even get me started. I once bought some facial care products and make-up and they gave me a HANDBAG. A HANDBAG!!! I still have it. Die Tasche ist fantastisch! I even got a tea candlelight holder one year and since it was Advent/Christmas, the candle holder was in the shape of a star. Ja, das habe ich auch noch.
Every time you go to the Apotheke they give you things for free! Wunderbar! The Apothekerinnen und Apotheker are extremely knowledgeable and sensitive to your questions, so go ahead and ask all your questions. It's all about service and care in the Apotheke, that's for sure.
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Smallflower.com is an Apothecary in the European tradition. Founded by Peter Merz in 1875, and as he was of Swiss descent, he served his international customers well and tended to their needs with both herbal medicines and medicines.
1. Fußbutter: Calendula Rosemary Foot Repair by Kneipp
A friend of mine is a nurse so she's on her feet all day and I gave this to her as a gift--she took one whiff and hugged me, she was so excited because she knew the natural ingredients would be a huge relief for her sore and tired feet. Das ist ein schönes Geschenk!
Check out Kneipp's Bath Time Prescription Collection, too!