Loki Schmidt Haus
Loki Schmidt Haus is the museum of Economic Plants at the Institute for Plant Science and Microbiology at Universität Hamburg. Named after Loki Schmidt (1919–2010), researcher of and ambassador for nature, the museum displays its unique historic collection over three levels located in the middle of the Botanic Garden Hamburg.
The name is an obligation
- to make the museum’s collections „graspable”, in the most literal sense of the word,
- to view nature holistically,
- and to enable children and adults to experience the natural world together.
Loki Schmidt Haus continues the tradition of the Hamburg Botanical Museum and fills it with the lively spirit of its new eponym.
The Museum offers young and old the opportunity to grasp and experience the diversity and importance of economic plant resources. Visitors can discover everyday products made out of economic plants.
The Museum explores Loki Schmidt’s journey as a researcher of and ambassador for nature as well as its own historical trajectory within the contexts of Hamburg, the shipping industry, and international trade. The Glass Storeroom showcases the botanical collection’s finest treasures.