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Discover Colmar

La vierge au buisson de rose de martin schongauer

History, figures, heritage

For Georges Duhamel (as he wrote in 1931), Colmar was the "most beautiful town in the world". It has also often been said that it is the most Alsatian town in Alsace! Without going over the top with superlatives, Colmar undoubtedly remains an exceptional town due to the wealth and variety of its historical and architectural heritage.

The capital of central Alsace, situated near Germany and Switzerland between the Vosges and the Rhine, Strasbourg and Mulhouse, the town offers visitors an exciting glimpse of 1000 years of European history.
Besides, with its 67,000 inhabitants, Colmar retains a 'country town' atmosphere which contributes so much to its charm. Wonderfully preserved from the ravages of time, its homogenous historical centre is classed as a 'protected area' and has benefited from careful restoration and ongoing improvements for more than 20 years.

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Next guided tours

29/08/2016 - 24/09/2016

Guided tour: old town

Discover the charm of the old town, its prestigious monuments and its picturesque quarters, such as the Little Venise and the tanners' quarter! Visit in French on certain date’s bilingual tour (French-German). Information and reservation at the tourist Office.
03/09/2016 - 17/09/2016

Guided tour: magic lights

Be enchanted by the romance of the old illuminated city and discover the architectural heritage of the historic center, highlighted by a subtle play of light! Visit in French, on certain date’s bilingual tour (French-English). Information and reservation at the tourist Office.
29/08/2016 - 24/09/2016

Guided tour: old town

Discover the charm of the old town, its prestigious monuments and its picturesque quarters, such as the Little Venise and the tanners' quarter! Visit in French on certain date’s bilingual tour (French-German). Information and reservation at the tourist Office.
29/08/2016 - 24/09/2016

Guided tour: old town

Discover the charm of the old town, its prestigious monuments and its picturesque quarters, such as the Little Venise and the tanners' quarter! Visit in French on certain date’s bilingual tour (French-German). Information and reservation at the tourist Office.
11/09/2016

Guided tour: shields

Let's take a walk in Colmar, in order to discover its wonderful historical shields! From the corporation times to nowadays, they tell themselves... Guided tour only in french.
03/09/2016 - 17/09/2016

Guided tour: magic lights

Be enchanted by the romance of the old illuminated city and discover the architectural heritage of the historic center, highlighted by a subtle play of light! Visit in French, on certain date’s bilingual tour (French-English). Information and reservation at the tourist Office.

Not to be missed

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