"Giant code" of Hildegard

05.09.2013 – The great heritage of Hildegard of Bingen, the "Riesenkodex" / giant code, is open to the public for the first time. The exhibition is open until September 29th in the monastery Eberbach.

The Wiesbaden Code (also "Riesencodex" / giant code), of the Hessische Landesbibliothek, Wiesbaden, is a codex containing the collected works of Hildegard of Bingen. It is a giant codex, weighing 15 kg and 30 by 45 cm insize. It dates from ca. 1200 and was started at the end of her life or just after her death, at the instigation of Guibert of Gembloux, her final secretary. The only segment of her work missing from the codex are hermedical writings, which may never have existed in a finished format.

Exhibition: August 25th to September 29th daily, 10.30 am-6 pm in the museum of monastery Eberbach in Kiedrich.