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Musee Unterlinden

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Address: 2 Place D Unterlinden, 68000, Colmar, France
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+33 3 89 20 15 50

Vast collection of paintings and sculptures features the Retable...

Vast collection of paintings and sculptures features the Retable d'Issenheim (Issenheim Altarpiece,) considered to be the most important piece of art in the museum.

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Amazing late medieval and Renaissance art

The Issenheim Altar piece is truly outstanding, but the proceeding rooms of paintings are also remarkable for their color and lively treatment of their subject matter.

Reviewed 1 week ago
McLean, Virginia
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McLean, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Issenheim Altar piece is truly outstanding, but the proceeding rooms of paintings are also remarkable for their color and lively treatment of their subject matter.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went all the way to Colmar as a day trip from Paris just to see this museum. I was carrying a regular-sized backpack with me (the kind college students carry), which wasn't overly packed by any means. When I got to the ticket counter, this very rude lady started measuring the backpack, and because it was "trop grand," she... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is very big with many levels. Varied display of artworks from different centuries. Half the museum is dedicated to church/Catholic art. Modern art exhibition was interesting. Spent 2 hours at the museum. A free audio guide is provided, but audio is limited.

Thank Tongtonky
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If gruesome medieval religious art is your thing, this is a must see! The Grunewald Isenheim Alterpiece is fabulous. Entrance price includes audio guides.

Thank Anastasia B
Farnham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For students of architecture the old convent is linked to the fabulous Herzog and de Meuron extension by an underground corridor. For art lovers the Isenheim Altarpiece is jaw dropping. The rest of the collection is well curated and a stimulating cross section of work. Very pleasant cafe once we found it. Easy to spend half a day browsing.

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Baltinglass, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am not "a museum person" but it was a bit raining so me and my friend decided to visit this museum. I enjoyed the collection, especially 2 Picasso's paintings.

Thank Ewa S
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

You can enjoy a nice collection of mediëval paintings in the chapel. In the basement there is contemporary art. the buildings a recently perfectly restored.

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

If there is one museum that you need to visit, it is the renovated Musee Unterlinden. It is wonderful. Would go back right away.

Thank Myriam C
Grand Junction, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

I was excited about the museum visit, but the stop quickly fell into the really expensive for what you get category. Blank wall after blank wall and endless staircases make up the museum. Some sections had one artifact. yes, just one very dusty, unlit artifact. I spent most of my time looking for the "must see" items. I was so... More 

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Belfort, France
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

I would more accurately rate this museum as "good" but three and a half is not a possible rating. If you have visited this museum in the past, then it is well worth visiting to admire the extensive alterations and extension created by Herzog and de Meuron. However, in my view the exhibition has not been adequately ungraded to justify... More 

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