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 .
Musée d'Unterlinden Reviews
Mooi gebouw, recent gerenoveerd. De meeste zalen zijn lekker gekoeld en de oude binnenplaats van het klooster is helemaal heerlijk in de zomer. De collectie heeft veel afwisseling van kleurrijke relig... more »Nice building, recently renovated. Most of the rooms are nicely cooled and the old courtyard of the monastery is completely delicious in the summer. The collection has a lot of variation of colourful religious scenes from 1500 to modern art from the 21st century. There is also a small restaurant to rest. This is located in the courtyard behind the Office du Tourisme. Highly recommend this museum.
As part of our Rick Steves' tour Best of Eastern France, one day we met a local guide for a walking tour that included a visit to the Musee Unterlinden. Known mostly for it's multi-paneled painting by... more »
Lovely Museum! Be careful it is easy to get lost. I would definitely like to go back once again!
Excellent Art experience in this Alsatian city. The ncient medieval art is a unique experience here, but also the contemporary stuff is worth a visit. Very recommended!
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