Musée d'Unterlinden

Musée d'Unterlinden

Located in a 13th century former convent which had been abandoned after the French revolution, the Musée d'Unterlinden is one of the more popular museums outside of Paris. It sits at the centre of old Colmar which is an amazingly well preserved, historic town in Alsace.

Most famous for housing the Isenheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grünewald, it also contains a Roman mosaic and, unknown to me, a Picasso and a Monet. There isn't enough room to house the whole collection so the modern art is rarely displayed. An embarrassment of riches, it would seem. There is an expansion planned for 2012 that will allow all of the collections to be displayed. That will be a great excuse to return.

It's a fantastic collection and a really nice surprise to have it so close - Colmar is only about a forty minute drive from Freiburg. I've recently had a bit of an obsession with Picasso so I can't wait to be able to go and see the one the Unterlinden has. And I might as well check out the Monet while I'm there.

Yesterday's post mentioned that we're having spring like weather here and, combined with all of the history and art that is sprinkled all over, I'm getting really excited about taking a few trips and taking in as much as I can.

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Taken: 2009-05-17 04:53:31
Posted: 2011-02-10 | 08:30





Musée d'Unterlinden

Musée d'Unterlinden

Located in a 13th century former convent which had been abandoned after the French revolution, the Musée d'Unterlinden is one of the more popular museums outside of Paris. It sits at the centre of old Colmar which is an amazingly well preserved, historic town in Alsace.

Most famous for housing the Isenheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grünewald, it also contains a Roman mosaic and, unknown to me, a Picasso and a Monet. There isn't enough room to house the whole collection so the modern art is rarely displayed. An embarrassment of riches, it would seem. There is an expansion planned for 2012 that will allow all of the collections to be displayed. That will be a great excuse to return.

It's a fantastic collection and a really nice surprise to have it so close - Colmar is only about a forty minute drive from Freiburg. I've recently had a bit of an obsession with Picasso so I can't wait to be able to go and see the one the Unterlinden has. And I might as well check out the Monet while I'm there.

Yesterday's post mentioned that we're having spring like weather here and, combined with all of the history and art that is sprinkled all over, I'm getting really excited about taking a few trips and taking in as much as I can.

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Focal Length: 9.812676056338 mm
35mm Focal Length: ? mm
Exposure: 1/125 sec
Aperture: f 16
ISO: 500


Taken: 2009-05-17 04:53:31
Posted: 2011-02-10 | 08:30


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