Wonderfully preserved from the ravages of time, its homogenous historical centre is classified as a 'protected area' and has benefited from careful restoration and ongoing improvements for more than 20 years.The capital of the Alsacian wines, situated near Germany and Switzerland between the Vosges and the Rhine, Strasbourg, and Mulhouse, offers visitors an exciting glimpse of 1000 years of European history.


Maison Pfister

The house can easily be spotted in Howl's Moving Castle.  The famous 2004 Japanese animated fantasy film, based on the novel of the same name by British author Diana Wynne Jones.

Address : 11 Rue des Marchands, 68000 Colmar


Petit Venice

An area that is crossed by canals of the river Lauch which formerly served as the butcher's, Tanner's and fishmonger's quarter is now called "little Venice" (la Petite Venise).

The charm of this place increases manifold during Christmas market time with decorations and illuminations and lively atmosphere.

Address: Quai de la Poissonnerie, 68000 Colmar


Musée Unterlinden

Unterlinden Museum – one of the main museums in Alsace. Displays the Isenheim Altarpiece, a large collection of medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Upper-Rhenish paintings and sculptures, archaeological artefacts, design and international modern art.


At the special exhibition- Alexandre Rodtchenko. We had a glimpse of Rodtchenko's aesthetic sense which showed outstanding talent in a very wide field such as photographic work impressive with a bold composition and propaganda.


Musée Unterlinden de Colmar

Address: Place Unterlinden F-68000 Colmar

Opening hours: Monday · Wednesday · Friday · Saturday · Sunday 10h00 - 18h00 / Thursday 10h00 - 20h00 / Tuesday closed

(Only on 12/24/12/31 closed from 10h00 - 16h00, 1/1/5/1/11/1/12/15 closed)

Tickets: General 13 € / 12-18 years or under 30 years old Student 8 € / under 12 years old Free



Colmar Indoor Market{Marché couvert de Colmar}

An indoor market located by the canal although small, you will find several groceries and bakery stores, also a cafe and a bistro right by the canal. We recommend going there and shopping like a local.


Address: 13 rue des Ecoles (Center historique, Petite Venise) 68000 Colmar

Opening Hours: Tue / Wed 8h00 - 18h00 / Thu 7h00 - 18h00 / Fri 8h00 - 19h00 / Sat 8h00 - 17h00 / Day 10h00 - 14h00 (Mondays off)



How to get to Colmer from Paris


With a direct train, it will take about 2 hours and 30 minutes to get on from the Gare de l'Est train station (Gare de l'Est). Prices will be higher, such as 40 to 120 €, depending on the time.

◎ Bus

About 20 to 45 € at Flixbus, the boarding time is direct around 9 hours. You can get off at Bercy station in Paris's 12th arrondissement.

◎ Blablacar

Boarding time can be from 4 to 6 hours, from 30 to 40 €. (It depends on the route/price decided by the driver)


Directions from Strasbourg to Colmar

◎ Train SNCF

It takes about 30 minutes by train ride from Strasbourg station (Gare de Strasbourg) to Colmar station (Gare de Colmar) and it is around 9 to 15 €.

◎ Bus

From Ouibus you can get from Place de l'Etoile in Strasbourg to Place de la Gare in Colmar from 5 €, with a ride time of about 1 hour.

◎ BlablacaLr

You can get on boarding at about 5 to 10 € for about 1 hour. (It depends on the route/price decided by the driver)


Take a look at the -O'Bon Paris Map

Author - Mili Nair

Photo's - Han Jae Un