Top Historical Places in Colmar

Are you looking to explore the history of Colmar through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Colmar including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Colmar. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Colmar ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Colmar, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Colmar for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Colmar with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Statue Of Liberty

    Tags: Museum, Statue, Architecture

    12 meters in height, the Statue of Liberty at Colmar is a replica of the original one. The replica is based at the north entrance of city and was sculpted and installed in 2004 to commemorate the 100th death anniversary of Auguste Bartholdi, the designer of the original Statue of Liberty.
  2. Bartholdi Museum

    Tags: Museum, Statue

    The Bartholdi museum is based in the same house where the world renowned artist, painter, designer and sculptor Auguste Bartholdi (1834 - 1904) was born. The museum houses displays dedicated to this emblematic artist. The museum is spread over 3 floors and has on display the replicas and models of monuments designed and built by Bartholdi. A special place is reserved for the original models of ...Read more
  3. Eglise Des Dominicains

    Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    The Eglise des Dominicans or the Dominican church was built somewhere in the late 1200s. Over a period of time, the church has undergone many renovations, yet, it has still retained its tranquillity and charm. The major attractions within the church are the Virgin in the Rosebush- a masterpiece by Martin Schongauer, and the Issenheim Altarpiece.
  4. Koifhus

    Tags: Art And Culture, Historical Site, Monument, Restaurant

    A must visit for architecture buffs, Koifhus is an historic monument in Colmar. Built in the year 1480, the building was initially used as the customs and administrative quarters of the city. Since then the building has housed a theatre, a bank, the Chamber of Commerce and a school. Today, the building houses a renowned restaurant and places of trade.
  5. Hohlandsbourg Castle

    Tags: Castle, Historical Site

    Situated around 7 kms from Colmar is the town of Wintzenheim. It is home to the famous Hohlandsbourg Castle. The construction of the castle is dated at 1279. A classified historical monument since 1840, and progressively renovated since the 1990s, the castle is a must visit when in Colmar. At an altitude of 620 metres, the Hohlandsbourg castle offers a superb panoramic view of the Alsace plain,...Read more
  6. House Of Heads

    Tags: Art And Culture, Architecture , Heritage Building

    The Maison des Tetes or the House of Heads was built in 1609 for Mr. Anton Burger by architect Albert Schmidt. The House of Heads is a fine building which owes its name to more than 100 heads or grotesque masks that decorate its exterior.
  7. Maison Pfister

    Tags: Historical Site, Architecture

    The Maison Pfister or the Pfister house was built in the year 1537. It owes its name to the family who restored and occupied it during 1841-1892. The building is the first example of Renaissance architecture in Colmar. The Maison Pfister is a two-storied structure with wooden galleries, octagonal turret and wall hinges representing biblical scenes.
  8. Schwendi Fountain

    Tags: Art And Culture, Statue, Architecture , Fountain

    The Schwendi Fountain, another masterpiece by Auguste Bartholdi was built in 1898 and is surmounted by a bronze statue of Lazare de Schwendi (1522-1583). Lazare de Schwendi was a war chief between 1564 and 1568 and fought against the Turks in Hungary.
  9. Monument Du General Rapp

    Tags: Art And Culture, Monument, Statue, Architecture

    This one is for Auguste Bartholdi’s art lovers. Made in 1854 by Bartholdi, the statue is dedicated to General Jean Rapp (1771-1821). It was initially displayed at the Champs Elysees in Paris. It was later shifted to Colmar. The statue comes with its own share of history. It was destroyed by the Nazis in 1940. However, it was restored after the war and has had its place of glory since then...Read more