Colmar, German between 1871-1918 and 1940-1945 is the third largest commune of the Alsace region in north-eastern France. Situated along the Alsatian Route Wine, the city is renowned for its well preserved old town, its numerous architectural landmarks and its museums, among which is the Unterlinden Museum. Between Mulhouse and Strasbourg, Colmar has a sunny microclimate and is the one of the driest cities in France. Enough with this small talk, what is there to see in Colmar ?
– Little Venice, the course of the Lauch in Colmar with houses on both sides of the river is a lovely scenery you don’t want to miss.
– The Pfister House, one of the symbols of the old Colmar.
– Koifhus, the older public local building.
– House of Heads, dating from the German renaissance, this building owes its name to the 106 heads or grotesque masks that decorate a rich façade on which stands also a three-storey bay window.
– St Martin’s Church, great example of Gothic architecture.
– Statue of Liberty : no you didn’t just teleport to NYC, this statue is a 12-meter high replica of the Statue of Liberty. It was sculpted to commemorate the 100th death anniversary of the sculptor Auguste Batholdi who was born in Colmar.
Of one the best time to come to Colmar is christmas time. The old town is illuminated and decorated like a true fairy tale. During all the Advent period, you can wander between the five christmas market that will allow you to appreciate a unique atmosphere and discover all the lovely alsacian traditions.
- Did this little article made you want to go there ?