Musée d'Unterlinden, Colmar

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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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  • Fast-passing in COLMAR, we opted for this associative museum located in a 13th century convent, initially. COLMAR is a historic city full of surprises; the UNTERLINDEN museum is one of them. We are not disappointed. We enjoyed among other things: - the historic site spread over 3 rooms and a passage to the canal, open since I believe since 1953 - the tips to facilitate the visit and the welcome reserved for visitors - the magnificent cloister - sculptures of the Middle Ages and the Re birth - the few paintings of MONET, PICASSO, BAZAINE, DUBUFFET, etc. - the archaeological collections that trace human evolution from its origin - and the altarpiece of ISSENHEIM museum jewel!!! A nice visit to redo and advise!!
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  • Very big and exciting experience, it seems a "must" to visit it, but you have to like history and art.
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  • It's been a long time since I wanted to visit Colmar, but, in my deep ignorance, I thought I'd only come for the colorful houses and canals, but instead I unexpectedly discovered this wonderful museum. Both the structure, a former convent with its cloister, and the collections that are preserved there, very extensive, and ranging from the Rooster-Roman era, up to the 20th century, are beautiful. The main attraction is the Altar of Issenheim, by the German painter Matthias Grunewald, composed of various panels that are currently dismantled for restoration, but can still be admired. The museum is also part of a modern art gallery where there are several works, two Picassos and a life-size fabric reproduction of his Guarnica. Also within the museum path, also a large salon made from the former public pool of the city, very beautiful. The cost of the ticket is 13 euros for adults and 8 euros for boys, not very few but it is worth all of them. It is accessible to disabled people.
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  • 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!
  • Very beautiful museum in an unique place, fully renovated and modernized. Their most important piece "le retable" makes by itself the visit worth it and they also have lots of other interesting pieces. Would go again 👍
  • The whole place was Magic! This was a lovely treat.
  • An exceptionally fine art museum, particularly outstanding for its medieval art treasures, but also with a surprisingly extensive collection of modern art.
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