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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This museum is on the edge of Colmar old town, next door to the Colmar Theater. The museum is set in a 13 c Dominican monastery and it's main attraction is German's master Grunewald...
This museum is on the edge of Colmar old town, next door to the Colmar Theater. The museum is set in a 13 c Dominican monastery and it's main attraction is German's master Grunewald... more »
We visited this museum in August 2021 while in Colmar, France. This was part of an optional morning excursion while we were on our Avalon Waterway river cruise. To enter the museum, you had to show...
We visited this museum in August 2021 while in Colmar, France. This was part of an optional morning excursion while we were on our Avalon Waterway river cruise. To enter the museum, you had to show... 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.
Neat museum. There was no order however in how everything could be seen. Went across the building multiple times to see rooms which we havent seen. Top would be to put up some signs in which order everything could be seen. Interesting things however. Only the temporary exposition did not make sense.
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