An Alsatian picture postcard
When you visit Colmar, you set out in discovery of all Alsace’s treasures in a single magnificent, human-sized town. A true open-air picture postcard where historical and cultural heritage will take you in hand and take your breath away!
And you’ll also find romanticism, charm and all the life’s simple pleasures in Colmar. What with its canals, brightly coloured half-timbered houses and little cobbled streets, not forgetting a delicious gastronomic heritage, every one of your five senses will be in their element.
Our best addresses for your stay in Colmar
Restaurants, hotels, good ideas for outings and cultural events, follow the guide and discover all our recommended addresses in Colmar.
The Dolce Vita in Little Venice...
Undoubtedly one of Colmar’s top attractions, Petite Venise owes its name to the many canals that give this emblematic neighbourhood its Venetian air.
To live the real Dolce Vita, take a boat ride through Petite Venise and admire your surroundings as the water slips by beneath you.
… To the Quai de la Poissonnerie
At the end of your boat ride along the Lauch, you can disembark at Quai de la Poissonnerie (Fishmonger’s Quay), the beating heart of Colmar’s historic centre.
Once home to the town’s professional fisherfolk, this colourful, picturesque, flower-filled neighbourhood is now one of the pretty little Alsatian town’s most photogenic districts.
When you’ve finished your visit there, take a stroll through the town centre’s narrow little streets and acquaint yourself with St-Martin Collegiate Church, Alsace’s second largest religious edifice after Strasbourg’s Cathedral.
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Maison Pfister !
Built over 400 years ago (in 1537), Maison Pfister is a showpiece of Medieval architecture.
Located in rue des Marchands, near the Bartholdi Museum, birthplace of the great French painter and sculptor, Colmar’s best-known edifice is absolutely not to be missed out on during your explorations.
A symbol of the town, this half-timbered house and its medieval façade bear witness to its architectural renaissance, an invitation to journey back in time. So take a little of your own time and linger awhile over the history and architecture that make this building so unique.
Welcome to Colm’Art
If there’s one museum you mustn’t miss out on during your stay in Colmar, it’s the highly prestigious Unterlinden Museum, which is quite simply one of the most visited museums of fine arts outside the capital.
All art forms are on show there, from ancient to contemporary by way of archaeology and the decorative arts, with the museum collection’s greatest treasure as a centrepiece: the universally admired Isenheim Altarpiece!
GATEWAY TO THE VINEYARDS AND THE MOUNTAINS
Treat yourself to a break in the countryside along the Wine Route, in discovery of some of the French and Alsatian terroirs’ treasures.
And just a few kilometres from Colmar, pedal your way through the nearby villages to meet the winegrowers who work the soil with such dedication, before treating yourself to a well-earned wine-tasting session.