Clarion Hotel Hirschen
Breisgauer Strasse 47
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Arts & Museums
Archaeology Colombischlössle Museum houses ancient art pieces dating back from medieval Freiburg and south Baden. A visit to this archaeology museum allows you to explore the artworks of the millennia. Archaeology Colombischlössle Museum was originally constructed as a Gothic villa between 1859 and 1861. Exhibits on display include specimen of metal works dating from the Bronze Age, female figurines from the Stone Age, treasures from tombs of royal Celtic times, including the earliest glass bowl discovered in the Alps. Newly designed rooms at the Archaeology Colombischlössle Museum display Roman feats in terms of skilled trade and military and routine life.
The Augustiner Museum houses displays gathered from the religious edifices of the city. Prominent exhibits include stone works and glass windows of the Town's cathedral.
Located on Gerberau, Museum Natur und Mensch boasts of great collections pertaining to natural and general history. Featuring interesting and enlightening displays, the museum is a good place to visit for the entire family. The multidisciplinary museum has diverse exhibits that belong to varied subjects like ethnology, cultures, geology, history and natural sciences, to name a few. Guided tours are available at an extra cost of 2 EUR for every person. Open between Tuesdays through Sundays, the museum remains open to public from 10a onward and makes for a highly entertaining yet educational visit.
The Museum of Natural History displays the rich natural characteristics of the city. It facilitates a learning experience that is entertaining. It hosts various exhibitions to interact with its visitors, especially the kids. "Time" and "Earthly Riches" are two of their best displays with a new area called Forest being added. Many more exhibitions are being planned by the museum. The most popular is its "Egg To Chick" exhibition held during Easter which attracts visitors of all ages. The Museum of Natural History is a great place for a fun outing with the family.
The Museum für Neue Kunst or Museum of Contemporary is a must visit while in the city of Freiburg im Breisgau. A prominent art museum in the city, its focus is on contemporary art from the 20th Century. Housed inside are a number of exhibits that showcase the brilliance of modernism. It conducts guided tours for visitors seeking insights into teach work and artist. Check the website for more information.
The Deutsches Uhrenmuseum or the clock museum preserves the legacy of Black Forest Clocks. Visitors can explore some incredible timepieces. Prominent collections include the complicated Hans Lang clock, mechanical clocks, cuckoo clocks amongst many others.
Over 15 years ago, the city of Colmar acquired a real treasure: an astonishing collection of approximately 2,000 toys dated from the 19th century to today. Set in an old cinema, this is a great place to discover the surprising world of toys (trains, dolls, etc.); there also are art exhibitions, as well as plays for children
Set in the house where Auguste Bartholdi, creator of the New York Statue of Liberty, was born in 1834, this museum is a great way to discover the work of the artist.
The Musée d'Unterlinden is set in a convent that was built in 1252, making it one of the oldest buildings in the region. As well as being a great place to visit for its architecture, the museum hosts many art exhibitions and is part of Alsace's cultural identity.
Schwarzwaldmuseum allows visitors an exciting glimpse into what life was like in the Black Forest hundreds of years ago. One can watch quirky period costumes, minerals, antique watches, flutes, paintings, jewels and what-not here! Guided tours are available in German, French, English, Spanish, Dutch and Italian, and birthday parties and private events can be held against the historical backdrop of this museum.