7 Things to do in Colmar France

Colmar is a lovely little town located near the German border in Northeastern France. Known for its local vineyards that specialize in Reisling and Gewürztraminer wines, it has a lot to offer both aesthetically and historically. This romantic town has cobblestone streets lined with half-timbered medieval and early Renaissance buildings with plenty of little shops, restaurants, and bars making at least a day trip to Colmar a must. We were staying in Freiburg im Breisgau, so it was a short and scenic 45-minute drive. If you’re planning on visiting then here are some interesting things to do in Colmar France. It’s cheap and easy to get to any of these locations with Flixbus.

Old Town

Colmar Old Town is a charming place with cobble-stone streets and typical Alsatian style buildings. This captivating part of town is located close to the center where the Place de la Cathedral and other important roads intersect. Seemingly straight out of a storybook, Colmar is sure to impress anyone with even a mild interest in medieval life.

Little Venice

The Krutenau Quarter also known as little Venice is characterized by the canals and houses built along its banks similar to Venezia. The pedestrian footbridges and half-timber homes make for a lovely place for a walkabout along the river with lush potted plants and flowers creating a perfect romantic atmosphere.

Eglise Saint-Martin Cathedral

The Gothic 13th-century, Eglise Saint-Martin church stands on central Place de la Cathédrale. With a Saint Nicholas Doorway, stained glass windows, and intricate wood carvings, this is arguably the best church in town.

Koifhus, Ancienne Douane

Located at the intersection of two of the main rues, this 15th-century building was once the economic and political center of Colmar. Near where to open fruit market is sometimes held you can visit this historic building to admire its distinctive tile roof and see the coats of arms of the ten cities on the windows.

Musee Bartholdi

The Musée Bartholdi is a museum dedicated to French sculptor Auguste Bartholdi and Colmar is the artist’s birthplace. The museum has the “Musée de France” label and was where the Statue of Liberty was created as a gift to The United States of America to celebrate their independence.

Scenic Quarter

As you explore the Old Town sightseers can enjoy the scenic quarter for its lovely views of the quarter’s charming houses as well as the many shops and restaurants throughout its thoroughfares.

Musee Unterlinden

This museum is home to many exceptional art pieces including Picasso, Léger, Rouault, Mathieu, Vasarely, and Braque. They have more than art on display as one floor is dedicated entirely to Altisian history, a great place to visit if you have the time.

7 Things to do in Colmar France

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