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Colmar Office de tourisme
4 rue des Unterlinden Colmar

Tel:+33 (0)3 89 20 68 92
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Colmar is one of the prettiest towns in the Haut-Rhin with cobbled streets, Alsatian buildings and brightly coloured half-timbered houses.  The canal quarter known as Petite Venise is particularly well preserved and includes the tanner's quarters.  It is not hard to imagine 16th century wine merchants shipping their wine along these waterways. 

In fact, wine is a good reason to come to Colmar as it sits conveniently in the heart of the Alsace Route du Vin.  Those who enjoy flowery white wines should investigate the route that runs from Marlenheim to Thann.  From Colmar you'll be able to take trips out to ancient medieval towns such as Eguisheim where two grands crus are produced - Eichberg and Pfersigberg.

Back in Colmar try to make time for the Musee d'Unterlinden which is situated in a Dominican monastery.  Here you'll find the famous Issenheim Altarpiece.

What to See - Colmar Attractions

W of Colmar, Colmar 68000
one of the towns on the Alsace route du vin famous for its Brand wine

Riquewihr to the N of Colmar, Colmar 68000
with its medieval and Renaissance houses, Riquewihr is one of France's most visited towns

Temple St Mathieu
Grand' Rue, Colmar 68000
a Catholic and Protestant church until 1937
| Opening Times: June & late Jul - 15 Oct

Eglise des Dominicains
Place des Dominicains, Colmar 68000
with 14th and 15th century stained-glass and triptych entitled La Vierge au Buisson de Roses
| Opening Times: Apr-Dec

Collegiale St Martin
Place de la Cathedrale, Colmar 68000
Gothic basilica which is referred to by locals as the cathedral
| Opening Times: Daily

Ecomusee d'Alsace
Chemin du Grosswald, Ungersheim 68100
the largest open-air museum in France which consists of rural settings such as farms being transplanted here in order to preserve local heritage
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)3 89 74 44 74

Musee du Jouet
40 rue Vauban, Colmar 68000
a large collection of antique toys and trains
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jul-Sep:daily; Oct-Jun:Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)3 89 41 93 10

Musee Bartholdi
30 rue des Marchands, Colmar 68000
a museum in honour of Colmar's Bartholdi who designed the Statue of Liberty
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mar-Dec:Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)3 89 41 90 60

Musee d'Unterlinden
rue des Unterlinden, Colmar 68000
houses the Issenheim alterpiece, Alsatian wine cellar, armour, weapons & faience pottery
| Admission charge | Opening Times: May-Oct:daily; Nov-Apr:Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)3 89 20 15 50

Musee du Sapeur-Pompier
2 rue Alfred de Glehn, Mulhouse 68100
a museum dedicated to firefighters
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Oct | Tel: +33 (0)3 89 42 83 33

Maison des Tetes
19 rue des Tetes, Colmar 68000
106 grimacing heads look out at you from this ornate facade built in 1609
| Opening Times: to view from outside

Musee Franšais du Chemin de Fer
2 rue Alfred de Glehn, Mulhouse 68100
the SNCF's collection of steam and electric locomotives
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Oct | Tel: +33 (0)3 89 42 83 33

Maison Pfister
Opp 36 rue des Marchands, Colmar 68000
is known for its elaborate exterior and carved wooden balcony
| Opening Times: to view from outside

Musee National de l'Automobile
192 ave de Colmar, Mulhouse 68100
over 450 rare motorcars on display
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jun-Sep | Tel: +33 (0)3 89 33 23 23