Housed in a 13th-century Dominican sisters' convent, Musée d'Unterlinden features a large collection of local and international artworks and artifacts from prehistoric to contemporary times. Best known for its major collection of medieval and early Renaissance art from the Upper Rhine region, the collection's other highlights include the altarpieces, original drawings, engravings, and woodcuts by Colmar native Martin Schongauer; the Isenheim Altarpiece, sculpted by Niclaus of Haguenau and painted by Matthias Grünewald; engravings by Albrecht Dürer; and works by Lucas Cranach the Elder and Hans Holbein the Elder. In the basement, you'll find collections consisting of local archaeological artifacts. Religious and non-religious sculpture, mosaics, and stained glass from the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods are at the heart of the collection. Core representations include a Rückers harpsichord made in 1624, as well as decorative arts, weapons, furniture, musical instruments, toys, and ornate wine barrels from the 16th to the 19th centuries, the golden age of Alsatian woodworking. Put Musée d'Unterlinden on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Colmar trip planner.
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Musée d'Unterlinden reviews
The Unterlinden museum, which is probably most famous for its Isenheim Altar piece, has been remarkably modernized by Herzog & de Meuronand today stands as beuatifully as ever in the middle of...
The Unterlinden museum, which is probably most famous for its Isenheim Altar piece, has been remarkably modernized by Herzog & de Meuronand today stands as beuatifully as ever in the middle of... more »
Such a beautifully curated collection of art - from 19th Century to contemporary. It was truly surprising and inspirational to find this, in a very well designed building that cleverly combines the..... more
Such a beautifully curated collection of art - from 19th Century to contemporary. It was truly surprising and inspirational to find this, in a very well designed building that cleverly combines the..... more »
Love the museum! The museum is huge, divided into three parts of building. Inside there are collections of arts and objects from 1200s to modern arts. Loved the architecture of the museum too. Make sure to plan more time to visit here if you want to see all the collections since the museum is SUPER big.
I rarely give five stars, but I really liked the variety of art and architecture here. I had a few hours to spare while on a visit to Colmar, and found it open on a Monday( as I remember!). There is a huge range of art here, from medieval ( which leaves me cold) to the modern ( more stimulating), with many pieces by local Alsace artists. But the star of the show for me is the huge preserved convent cloister with garden and ancient wells. It brings a touch of history, mystery and airy space to the museum. So I recommend a few hours wandering around these amazingly restored rooms and spaces for anyone arriving in Colmar.
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