Revolutionary period

Musée Unterlinden

Place Unterlinden
68000 COLMAR

+33(0)3 89 20 15 50

The Musée Unterlinden is closed

In accordance with directives issued by the French government , the muesum closed its doors from the 14th March 2020 for a unspecified duration. Thank you for your comprehension.



The French Revolution brought about the dissolution of the Dominican community of Unterlinden. In 1793, the nuns left the convent, which had become the property of the City of Colmar. The convent buildings were turned into a barracks and gradually fell into neglect, until the mid-19th century, when Louis Hugot, the archivist of the City of Colmar, saved the convent from demolition by transforming it into a museum.