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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Be sure to see the altar pieces (stunning and displayed so you can really see all of them) and other treasures from pre-medieval to modern. Reduced prices for seniors too.
Be sure to see the altar pieces (stunning and displayed so you can really see all of them) and other treasures from pre-medieval to modern. Reduced prices for seniors too. more »
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 »
Beautiful museum which is definitely a must if you are visiting Colmar! Its art collection can easily entrain you for a couple of hours. However, if you are in a hurry and don't have much time, then try to enjoy Isenheim Altar - the masterpiece of this museum!
Small collection but very diverse. Includes things such as medieval lock sets, silver hoards, wonderfully made old furniture, musical instruments over 300 years old n more.
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