Adalbert Geheeb (1842 - 1909)

Pharmacist, botanist and moss researcher Adalbert Geheeb

The old pharmacy, the birthplace of Adalbert Geheeb, is located on Geisa’s market square.

Its European moss herbarium includes 1,300 species, represented in about 50,000 different forms. Geheeb also created numerous pictures from mosses, some of which can be seen in the Geisa town museum.

Adalbert Geheeb was co-founder of the Rhön Club 1876 in Gersfeld and 1st chairman of the Geisa branch. His scientific estate is housed in the Haeckel-Haus in Jena.

Botanist Moritz Goldschmidt (1863 – 1916), who was a teacher at the Jewish school in Geisa for 30 years, continued the tradition of his fatherly friend’s “Botanical Notes” after Geheeb’s death. Moritz Goldschmidt collected, identified, described and pressed more than 20,000 plants of the Rhön.

The herbarium includes more than 300 folders, lined up a shelf 40 meters long. It is located in the Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt am Main.

Adalbert Geheeb
Moritz Goldschmidt