The house of Uncle Hansi is a house-museum located in the city of Colmar, in Alsace. It is dedicated to the Alsatian artist Jean-Jacques Waltz, better known as Uncle Hansi, famous for his humorous and satirical drawings depicting daily life in Alsace.
Uncle Hansi’s house was the artist’s residence for more than 30 years, until his death in 1951. Today, the house has been transformed into a museum as a tribute to the artist and his work.
The museum houses a collection of original drawings, paintings, prints and personal objects of the artist. Visitors can discover the world of Uncle Hansi and appreciate his unique style, a mixture of humor, poetry and social criticism.
The house itself is also a place of architectural interest, representative of the traditional Alsatian architecture with its half-timbering, its windows and its exposed beams. The house has been restored and retains many original features, such as tiles, door handles and stone fireplaces.
Uncle Hansi’s house is a must-see museum for lovers of Alsatian art and history, offering an immersive experience into the world of one of the region’s most iconic artists.