Colmar Things to Do

  • Former Guard House, Colmar
    Former Guard House, Colmar
    by antistar
  • Koifhus, Colmar
    Koifhus, Colmar
    by antistar
  • Little Venice, Colmar
    Little Venice, Colmar
    by antistar

Most Viewed Things to Do in Colmar

  • 1. Old Town

    Every evening, going to our usual restaurant at Koïfhus, we passed on this corner of the Rue des Marchands. Each time I tried a photo in the dark without tripod; most are blurred, a few are...

    more
  • 2. Petite Venise

    This is certainly the most popular photograph of Colmar. A must for every visitor. It is taken from the bridge of the Turenne street on the Lauch River. The half-timbered houses which form the...

    more
  • 3. Museums

    Colmar's most famous son. While Eiffel may be the most famous of those who worked on the Statue of Liberty in New York, it was Bartholdi who conceived of the idea, designed the statue and made the...

    more
  • 4. Churches

    St. Martin's Collegiate church as we see now was built in the 13th century and is in Alsace a major example of Gothic architecture. The foundations go back to the year 1000. The bulb-shaped dome that...

    more
  • 5. House of Heads

    Each time I passed in front of the Maison des Têtes (House of the Heads); I wondered what had inspired the merchant Anton Burger in 1609 to build this manor in German Renaissance with its 111...

    more
  • 6. Fountains/ Statues

    A nice fountain located near the Ancient Douane. Designed by Auguste Bartholdi in 1898 and demolished during World War 2 it was rebuilt after the war. Lazare de Schwendi was War Chief between 1564...

    more
  • 7. Former Guard House

    It's archways create a wonderful introduction to Place de la Cathédrale. The cool shadows open up onto the wide, bright square and St Martin's Church as you...

    more
  • 8. The Pfister House

    For me the Pfister House is the finest in Colmar. It exudes wealth and importance, but it's not tasteless. It's gracefully combines the medieval elements of...

    more
  • 9. Koifhus

    The Koifhus, or customs house, sits at the junction of the old town's two main thoroughfares of the Grand Rue and the Rue des Marchands. This gave it the...

    more
  • 10. The Roesselmann Fountain

    One of Bartholdi's statues celebrates another of Colmar's heroes: Jean Roesselmann. This first hero of Colmar died in 1262, defending the city from the...

    more
  • 11. Ancien Hôpital

    More like a palace than a hospital, this is a fine example of French architecture with its somber Neoclassical lines. It was once a Franciscan monastery, then a...

    more
  • 12. Park Champs De Mars

    This is a beautifully kept park, nice lawns, large shady trees, plenty of seats so one can rest for 5 minutes and admire the surroundings.Centrepiece of the...

    more
  • 13. Prefecture

    We walked past this building soon after leaving the railway station. It has some history going back to when Colmar was controlled by Germany pre World War 1,...

    more
  • 14. Carrousel from Year 1900

    As we came to the Old Town end of Place Du Champs De Mars we found this beautiful Carousel. With inscription "Carrousel 1900 Colmar" it is a true antique and in...

    more
  • 15. Walking Avenue De La Republique

    Once on Avenue De La Republique we knew it would lead us to the old town. Light rain was still around and some people found it a little cold, but it did not...

    more
  • 16. Colmar Train Station

    Arrived Colmar by train from Strasbourg for our day visit. A nice one hour journey through the rich farmlands of the Alsace with plenty to see.Colmar station...

    more
  • 17. Town Walk - 40 - Theatre

    "In order to replace the former building on the Rue des Augustins, at the site of the current Magistrates' Court, the Municipal Theatre was built between 1847...

    more
  • 18. Half-Timbered Houses

    The wonderful half-timbered houses are quite prevalent in the Alsace region of France and are a reminder of the connection of this region to Germany. Over many...

    more
  • 19. Place Rapp

    This is a beautiful park situated between the Gare du Colmar and the Town Centre. It was named for Jean Rapp, who was born in Colmar and became a great General...

    more
  • 20. Cycling the city.

    If your so inclined and reasonably fit, cycling around the CBD of Colmar is a wonderful experience. Also when you have a short attention as I do it helps to...

    more
  • 21. Customs House

    I just had to get one more photo of this place in. It shows more of the magnificent tiled roof. The beauty of the architecture in this town is breathtaking. I...

    more
  • 22. Customs House

    This is a magnificent 15th Century structure with a finely designed tile roof and a host of cupolas, gables and dormers. It was originally used by delegates of...

    more
  • 23. Colmar during Christmas time

    This is the best time to go visit Colmar. The town shows its best face for a fairy-tale like moment. The streets are full of people who gather around little...

    more
  • 24. Pfister House

    One of the most remarkable buildings in Colmar is the Pfister house. Today, a wine trader. This magnificent house was built and decorated with frescoes and with...

    more
  • 25. A walk in the park

    Champ de Mars - It's quite a large park. Clean & well kept with nice statues, water features etc...Our kids had a great time running about, especially through...

    more
  • Colmar Hotels

    46 Hotels in Colmar

    56 Reviews and Opinions

  • Ask a Question

    Got a question about Colmar? Get an answer from our Location locals and frequent travelers

Instant Answers: Colmar

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

112 travelers online now

Comments

Colmar Things to Do

Reviews and photos of Colmar things to do posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Colmar sightseeing.

View all Colmar hotels