The Unterlinden Museum is located in a former 13th century Dominican convent in the heart of the city of Colmar, and is a Mecca of cultural heritage in Alsace. Valuable works of art are stored here and it is a true showcase for Rhenish art throughout history.
An exceptional Fine Arts museum located within historic buildings
The historic, Gothic architecture buildings housing the Unterlinden Museum remained a Dominican convent for centuries, and more briefly military barracks after the French Revolution, before becoming one of the most visited provincial Fine Arts museums in the country. The works of art that have made the Unterlinden Museum famous, are the amazing collections of paintings, sculptures and engravings representative of Rhenish art in the Middle Ages and during the Renaissance, exhibited around the cloister. The centre piece of the museum is undoubtedly the impressive Issenheim altarpiece, painted by Matthias Grünewald, between 1512 and 1516, which has found its place within the old medieval church. The Unterlinden Museum also contains many works of art by Martin Schongauer, a renowned colmarian artist, dating back to the 15th century.