Unterlinden

The Unterlinden Museum of Colmar is home to a number of art pieces famous to the area. Depicting religious themes, the artworks are impressive but are full of symbolism that can be difficult to understand. Thankfully with our student entry we received free audioguides explaining the symbolism and the history behind each painting, as well as highlighting its aesthetic qualities. Available in several languages, including English, we opted for the French to test our listening skills. The gentle voice of the guide was easy to follow, and our decision impressed the museum hosts. Normally located in a gallery, due to renovations, the content of the museum was relocated to a church near the Colmar Cathedral- a setting which felt just right for the images depicted in the paintings. In addition to the artwork, there were old relics from the region on display: cups, spoons and even an old incisor tooth!

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