Trendy Colmar is calling! Discover its cafes, monuments, art and more.

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!

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Cafés, Historical Buildings and Museums

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Where to stay in Colmar

Colmar Centre Ville
Colmar featuring signage

Colmar Centre Ville

Known for Monuments, Culture, Historical Buildings

4.5/5(22 reviews)

Colmar Centre Ville is noteworthy for its historical sites, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Little Venice and Collegiale St-Martin.

Old Town
Colmar featuring signage

Old Town

Known for Monuments, Historical Buildings, Museums

Unique features of Old Town include the historical sites and coffee shops. Make a stop by Little Venice or Collegiale St-Martin while you're exploring the area.

Quartier Saint-Léon
Quartier Saint-Léon, Colmar, France

Quartier Saint-Léon

4/5(1 review)

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Quartier Saint-Léon and surrounding area, you can visit Little Venice and Colmar Expo.

Top hotels in Colmar

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hôtel Turenne
Hôtel Turenne
3 out of 5
10 route de Bale, Colmar
£53
per night
3 Nov-4 Nov

Situated in Colmar, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Colmar Covered Market and Little Venice. Bartholdi Museum and Saint-Matthews Protestant Church are also ...

4.4/5Excellent! (265 reviews)

"Perfect. Location, within walk distance to Petit Venice. and most of all the front staffs are super friendly even though we don’t speak French and we are oriental but Chinese and they still treated us so professionally. We will definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2019

Hôtel Turenne
Hôtel Roi Soleil Prestige Colmar
Hôtel Roi Soleil Prestige Colmar
4 out of 5
26 Rue Des Metiers, Colmar, Haut-Rhin
£60
per night
3 Nov-4 Nov

Situated in Colmar, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Colmar Expo and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Little Venice. Toy Museum of Colmar and Collegiale St-Martin are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (686 reviews)

"Good location and reliable standard of rooms. Free parking. Have used this hotel on many occasions as a stop over on our way to Italy."…"

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2019

Hôtel Roi Soleil Prestige Colmar
Brit Hotel Primo Colmar Centre
Brit Hotel Primo Colmar Centre
2 out of 5
5 rue des ancêtres, Colmar, Haut-Rhin
£26
per night
3 Nov-4 Nov

Located in Colmar Centre Ville, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Unterlinden Museum and Little Venice. Theater Colmar and House of the Heads are also ...

3.2/5 (521 reviews)

"The door was difficult to open and close. The cleaner just opening the door without knocking and when I ask to come back to clean never came back. The entire stay room was'nt clean due to misunderstanding as staff does'nt understand english."…"

Reviewed on 6 Apr 2019

Brit Hotel Primo Colmar Centre

Popular things to do in Colmar

Little Venice
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Little Venice

4.5/5(23 reviews)

Learn more about the local history when you visit Little Venice, a well-known historical site in Colmar. While in this quaint area, you can enjoy the wineries.

Top activities in Colmar

Alsace Full-Day Wine Tour From Colmar
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Alsace Full-Day Wine Tour From Colmar

£113

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.

Gems Of Alsace Full-Day Tour From Colmar
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Gems Of Alsace Full-Day Tour From Colmar

£113

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.

Colmar Cultural Tour with a Traditional French Dinner
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Colmar Cultural Tour with a Traditional French Dinner

£82

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.

Pass Alsace : the best of Alsace in your pocket!
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Pass Alsace : the best of Alsace in your pocket!

£22

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 .

Vacation Photographer in Colmar
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Vacation Photographer in Colmar

£25

Book a private professional photographer for a family trip, destination wedding, secret proposal or just a great day. Prices start at 8.

Parc du Petit Prince Skip the Line Ticket
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Parc du Petit Prince Skip the Line Ticket

£19

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.