Dominican clergy started this church in 1283, but the building has been renovated several times. In the early 18th century the Gothic structure took on a Baroque style, and today your attention will be drawn to the church’s beautiful portals and stained-glass windows.
The church is a bit bare and doesn’t have a bell, but the carved doors and stained-glass windows are beautiful. Inside, you will find lovely pieces of art including Madonna of the Rose Bush, a 1473 creation of Colmar’s native son and famous artist Martin Schongauer. The altarpiece depicts the Virgin and child seated on a rose backed by gold with angels holding crowns above them.
Next door, the old convent is now a public library and features a peaceful covered walkway and an attractive garden.