Perfectly situated in the heart of Alsatian wine country and near to the Vosges, the town has a unique microclimate perfect for growing grapes, which is why it's also known as the "Alsatian capital of wine".
A bourgeois and merchant town, Colmar was under the protection of Sweden, then France, after the Thirty Years' War. After being ceded to Germany, along with the region, in 1870, it became French again in 1918, before coming under German control again for a time during the Second World War. Today it is the third largest town in Alsace.
Boasting a superb architectural heritage, your visit to Colmar will be unforgettable. Set off to explore the old town and its superb half-timbered houses, near the Musée des Unterlinden, one of the most France's famous museums because of its Isenheim Altarpiece. The remarkable Maison des Têtes, in the street of the same name, is also well worth a visit! Other noteworthy houses in Colmar include the Maison Kern, Maison Adolph, Maison Pfister, Maison Schongauer and Maison aux Raisins, all perfect examples of Alsatian Renaissance architecture. The cathedral, which is actually St Martin's Church, takes pride of place on the central main square. The most iconic location in Colmar is undoubtedly "Little Venice", with its superb view over the River Lauch, which passes through the town and is reminiscent of the legendary Italian city. Colmar is full of typical Alsatian brasseries known as winstubs, so be sure to try one to sample Alsatian delicacies.
Not far from Colmar, you can set off on the Routes des Vins d'Alsace. This unique journey, which combines gastronomy, fantastic scenery and heritage, is an opportunity to sample the wealth of local wines belonging to three appellations d'origine contrôlée: Alsace, Crémant d'Alsace and Alsace Grand Cru.
A charming historic town, Colmar will captivate you with its rich history, it landmarks and its cuisine. An unmissable destination in Alsace!
Cafés, Historical Buildings and Museums
This full-day tour is ideal if you want to explore the amazing Alsace Wine Route at a good! The Alsace Wine Route winds its way from north to south, for more than 170 kilometers (106 miles) along the eastern foothills of the Vosges.
This tour is a full-day showcasing the best of the Alsace. Be prepared to be amazed by the landscapes of this region! Today, the most interesting landmarks of Alsace will be on your program. Depart from Colmar and discover the small village of Turckheim.
French culinary traditions have different roots in each city: discover Colmar food scene in a unique way. Come along and discover all the charm of the historical town center with its famous “Petite Venise” and many other attractions for culture lovers.
Customers can buy the Pass Alsace and choose the type of Pass (3 days, 24h or 48h) for adults or for children less than 12 years old. If you will visit Strasbourg don't forget to choose a Pass including Batorama boat and reserve your time schedule directly in Batorama Once you get your digitalized Pass it will be activated at the time of your first visit .
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Visit: Parc du Petit Prince, 68190 Ungersheim France Come to the heart of Alsace and discover a poetic and the Little Prince theme park. It is the poetic and philosophical universe of the Little Prince that has inspired this attraction park particularly innovative in its concept.