Église des Dominicains


Lit by late-medieval stained glass, this desanctified Gothic church shelters the celebrated triptych La Vierge au Buisson de Roses (The Virgin in the Rose Bush), painted by Martin Schongauer in 1473.

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2. Musée d’Unterlinden


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3. Collégiale St-Martin


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4. Maison zum Kragen

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This 15th-century house is identifiable by its much-photographed sculpture of a marchand (merchant).

5. Musée Bartholdi

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In the house where Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi was born in 1834, this museum pays homage to the sculptor who captured the spirit of a nation with his…

6. Maison Pfister

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7. Église St-Matthieu


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8. Ancienne Douane

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At the southern tip of rue des Marchands is this late-medieval customs house, with loggia and variegated tile roof, which now hosts temporary exhibitions…