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Little Venice

The « little Venice » is the name given to the course of the Lauch in Colmar. This name probably came from the original line of the houses on both sides of the river, which serves the southeast of the city. This district starts...

  • Quai de la Poissonnerie 68000 Colmar
  • Cultural and leisure facilities

Tanner's district

The tanner’s district is constituted from high wood framing houses and half timbered houses, mostly dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. The houses were used by tanners who worked and lived there with their families....

  • rue des Tanneurs 68000 Colmar
  • Cultural and leisure facilities

The fishmonger's district

The fishmonger's district is the place where most of the professional fishermen and boatmen of Colmar lived. They were in a powerful corporation. The caught fishes were stored in fish ponds or sold in the fishmonger's district....

  • Quai de la Poissonnerie 68000 Colmar
  • Cultural and leisure facilities

Koifhus

The Koïfhus or the former customs house had a strategic place at the confluence of the Grand’Rue and the rue des Marchands, two of the major roads in the medieval city. Imagined since 1433, the construction of the current...

  • Place de l'Ancienne Doaune 68000 Colmar
  • Cultural and leisure facilities

Saint Martin Church

Built between 1235 and 1365 the Saint Martin’s collegiate church is an important example of Gothic architecture in Alsace. Because of a fire in the south tower in 1572 the framework and all the roofs were destroyed. The tower...

  • Place de la Cathedrale 68000 Colmar
  • Cultural and leisure facilities

The Pfister House

The Pfister house was built in 1537 for the hatter Ludwig Scherer, who made his fortune with money trading in the Val de Liepvre. Despite its medieval features, the house is the first example of architectural renaissance in...

  • 11 rue des Marchands 68000 Colmar
  • Cultural and leisure facilities

House of Heads

Built in 1609 for the shopkeeper Anton Burger, the house of heads is attributed to the architect Albert Schmidt, who also made the former protestant presbytery and the house of the St. John's Knights. The house of heads, a fine...

  • 19 rue des Têtes 68000 Colmar
  • Cultural and leisure facilities

The Dominican Church

Started in 1283, the construction of the Dominican church mainly dates back to the first half of the 14th century. It is an important example of the mendicant orders architecture, even if the Dominicans arrived in 1278 were...

  • Place des Dominicains 68000 Colmar
  • Cultural and leisure facilities

The former guard house

Built on the former chapel Saint-Jacques (first mentioned in 1286) which served a time as town hall, the building has been converted in 1575 for secular purposes. Above a vaulted ossuary, the building had on the first floor a...

  • Place de la Cathédrale 68000 Colmar
  • Cultural and leisure facilities

Adolph House

Built around 1350, this house is considered to be one of the oldest in Colmar. It owns its name to the Adolph family, who removed the gothic picture windows at the end of the 19th century. Those picture windows, from the late...

  • 16 Place de la Cathédrale 68000 Colmar
  • Cultural and leisure facilities

Saint Matthieu Church

The Franciscans, arrived in Colmar before 1250, started in 1292 the construction of a building which was ended only during the first half of the 14th century. With the Dominicans church, this monument is one of the major...

  • 9 Grand Rue 68000 Colmar
  • Cultural and leisure facilities

Former Hospital - Mediatheque

After the departure of the Franciscans from their monastery, the superior of the religious order in the province sold the buildings to the city of Colmar in 1543. The monastery was then converted into a hospital, but it was...

  • Place du 2 février 68000 Colmar
  • Cultural and leisure facilities

The House of the St. John's Knights

The architecture of this house is reminiscent of Venetian palaces. The house has a two-floor gallery of arched arcades, surmounted by a stone balustrade, which links together two buildings. One side of the building overlooks the...

  • rue St Jean 68000 Colmar
  • Cultural and leisure facilities

Prefecture

The prefecture of Haut-Rhin began the construction of its new building in 1862. Their former building, in the hotel of the Pairis Abbey (now City Hall), where it was installed since its inception in 1800, was too cramped. The new...

  • 7 rue Bruat 68000 Colmar
  • Cultural and leisure facilities

Statue of liberty

This statue made of resin 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 and created the "Liberty...

  • Route de Strasbourg 68000 Colmar
  • Cultural and leisure facilities

The Synagogue

Built from 1839 to 1842 on the site of an old farm, the synagogue of Colmar is the seat of the Israelite Consistory and the Grand Rabbinate of the Haut-Rhin. The presence of the Jewish community in the city is testified since the...

  • 3 rue de la Cigogne 68000 Colmar
  • Cultural and leisure facilities

Former Dominican Convent (today public library)

Colmar’s public library is located in the former Dominican convent. The Dominican brothers arrived in Colmar in October 1278, preceded by the Dominican sisters of Unterlinden. They began to build their church in 1283. The...

  • 1 Place des Martyrs de la Résistance 68000 Colmar
  • Cultural and leisure facilities

Court of Appeal

Intended for the Oberlandesgericht or High Tribunal of Reichsland, which was too cramped in the palace of the Sovereign Council, this building was inaugurated in 1906. The construction started in May 1902 on the former site of...

  • 9 Avenue Raymond Poincarré 68000 Colmar
  • Cultural and leisure facilities

St Martin's circle

Created in 1880 and reused in 1890 by the priest Etienne Frey, the St Martin’s circle was imagined to provide cultural activities for men, to promote physical exercises and supervise youth. In 1895, the architect...

  • 13 Avenue Joffre 68000 Colmar
  • Cultural and leisure facilities

Law Court

This building, rebuilt in 1532 and constituted from a group of houses, encroached on the cemetery of the Augustinian convent nearby. In the late 16th century the building was deeply changed in the style of the Renaissance....

  • Grand Rue 68000 Colmar
  • Cultural and leisure facilities

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Adolph House

Bartholdi College

Bartholdi Museum

Bruat Fountain

Court of Appeal

Former Dominican Convent (today public library)

Former Hospital - Mediatheque

Former Protestant presbytery (House of arcades)

Former St John's commanderie

House of Heads

Little Venice

Monument dedicated to Bartholdi

Monument dedicated to Hirn

Monument dedicated to Pfeffel

Monument to General Rapp

Museum of the municipal factories

Natural history and ethnography Museum

Parc du Champ de Mars

Parc Méquillet

Parc Saint-François-Xavier

Public Theater

Saint Martin Church

Saint Matthieu Church

Schwendi fountain

Seat of the Ploughmen's guild

Square Adolphe Hirn

Square de la Montagne-Verte

St Martin's circle

St Peter's Chapel

Statue of liberty

Tanner's district

The 'Catherinettes'

The Dominican Church

The fishmonger's district

The former guard house

The Hansi Village and its Museum

The House of the St. John's Knights

The Pfister House

The Roesselmann Fountain

The Synagogue

Toy Museum

Unterlinden Museum

Voltaire's residence

Water Tower garden

“Zum Schwan“ House (or Schongauer House)

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