Colmar is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Colmar one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Colmar is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Colmar or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Colmar. Explore the historical monuments of Colmar with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Colmar guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Colmar page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Colmar landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Colmar.
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2 Place de l'Ancienne Douane, 68000 Colmar
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.
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Route de Strasbourg, 68000 Colmar
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.
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30, Rue de Marchands, 68000, Colmar
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
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 specia...
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Place de la Cathedrale, Colmar, France
08:00 am - 07:00 pm
An archaeological find, the Eglise Saint Martin (St. Martin's Church) in Colmar is also known as Collegiale Saint Martin. It dates mainly to the 14th century and contains some notable Gothic artworks. There are a variety of interesting medieval sculptures on the exterior. The interior features a remarkable Baroque organ and beau...
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Place des Dominicains, 68000 Colmar, France
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
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.
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Route des Cinq Châteaux, 68920 Wintzenheim, France
10:00 am - 07:00 pm
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 offe...
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Rue des Tetes, 68000 Colmar
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.
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Place de l'ancienne Douane, 68000 Colmar
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.
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Place Rapp, 68000, Colmar
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 th...