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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. In 1706 a huge fire...

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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 barrack room and rooms...

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The Hansi Village and its Museum 

The Village of Hansi and his Museum is located in front of the famous "Maison des Têtes". Come in and discover the city of Colmar in the lifetime of the famous artist Jean-Jacques Waltz, so called "Hansi". Find out about the fascinating World...

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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 road and the other...

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The Observatory of the nature - Colmar 

The Observatory of the nature is an association which works in the field of the education to the environment and to the sustainable development in the population center of Colmar. This house of the nature has for vocation to welcome all the public,...

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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 Colmar. With its...

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The Roesselmann Fountain 

Auguste Bartholdi’s statue, sculpted in 1888, represents the public judge Jean Roesselmann. He passed away while defending Colmar and the municipal liberties against the troops and the covetousness of the Bishop of Strasbourg. He is also...

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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 18th century. The...

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The town Hall 

The current form of the building is dating back to the late 18th century, and more exactly from 1775. The Cistercian monks from the abbey of Paris bought a property of Jean-Jacques Reiss, a bailiff from Ensisheim and Sainte-Croix-en-Plaine....

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Toy Museum 

The Toy Museum ‘Musée du Jouet’ welcomes young and old in the heart of Colmar’s city-centre. The museum presents a collection of toys from the 19th century to today. Throughout a theme-oriented visit, you’ll discover all these toys which...

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Unterlinden Museum 

The Unterlinden Museum original location in the 13th century convent is now linked to the former municipal baths building inaugurated in 1906. The architects Herzog & de Meuron connected the two buildings and added a contemporary extension. An...

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Voltaire's residence 

In October 1753, Voltaire arrived in Colmar to work on his “Annales de l’Empire” (Annals of the Empire) with the help of French advisers of the Sovereign Council and their rich libraries. He also wanted to follow the typographic operations of...

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Water Tower 

The water tower was used for the regulation and the distribution of drinking water in Colmar, controlled in July 1884 by municipal wastewater treatment plants. It was imagined by the city architect Jean-Baptiste-Victor Huen and Swiss engineer Henri...

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Water Tower garden 

This garden covers 14 ares around an imposing water tower in “neo-medieval” style, built in the 14th century. Beautiful trees among the oldest of Colmar are planted there and a rose garden of 450 m². The water tower was used for the regulation...

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“Zum Schwan“ House (or Schongauer House) 

The house "Zum Schwan" (the swan) or "huselin zum Swan" (the swan house), which is characterized by its oriel window and its carved lintels, is known for hosting the workshop of the artist Martin Schongauer of Colmar. Martin Schongauer (1450-1491)...



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68000 COLMAR - FRANCE

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