Augustinermuseum - Freiburg, BW, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 47┬░ 59.636 E 007┬░ 51.139
32T E 414378 N 5316263
Quick Description: Augustinermusem is located in a former monastery and has an extensive collection of medieval and Baroque art as well as paintings from the 19th century.
Location: Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany
Date Posted: 1/30/2015 7:42:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMNA90
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Augustinermuseum is located in a former Augustinian monastery that was founded in 1299. It was rebuilt after 1914 and opened in 1923 to house the art collection of the City of Freiburg, that was started in the 1880s.

From their web site: "The Augustinermuseum houses a renowned art collection with works ranging from the Middle Ages up to the Baroque period, as well as paintings from the 19th century. Thanks to the architect Christoph Mäckler, the former monastery church has been transformed into an impressive modern museum building which allows the works to be viewed from many different angles and makes visiting the museum an exciting experience.

The main attractions are the original stone figures and glass windows of Freiburg Cathedral, as well as medieval wooden sculptures and panel paintings by Matthias Grünewald, Lucas Cranach the Elder and Hans Baldung Grien among others. The works of the Baroque era achieve their full effect in the former choir. Paintings from the 19th century, including works by Anselm Feuerbach, Franz Xaver Winterhalter and Hans Thoma, are displayed on the top floor."

Currently only a part of the museum is accessible due to renovation and expansion work.
Name: Augustinermuseum

Augustinerplatz 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau

Phone Number: +49 (0)761 / 201-2531

Web Site: [Web Link]

Agency/Ownership: Public

Hours of operation:
Tue-Sun: 10:00-17:00

Admission Fee: 6 € / 4 €

Gift Shop: yes

Cafe/Restaurant: yes

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