Colmar is a town with many attractions and an undeniable charm all its own including half-timbered houses, canals and the flower-decked town centre, etc. It offers all the intimacy of a medium-sized town and a remarkably diverse range of heritage sites! Come along and discover all the charm of the historical town centre with its famous “Petite Venise” or the Unterlinden Museum for culture lovers. A town definitely worth visiting for anyone keen to discover the gentle Alsatian lifestyle !
It is a town with a mix of german-french-italian influence. You can find from each style a piece in this place.
Bartholdi was born in Colmar, France, on 2 August 1834. He was born to a family of Italian and German Protestant heritage, with his family name Latinized from Barthold. Afterwards, Bartholdi moved with his mother and his older brother Jean-Charles to Paris, where another branch of their family resided. With the family often returning to spend long periods of time in Colmar, the family maintained ownership and visited their house in Alsace, which later became the Bartholdi Museum.
It is a colorful place with a good gastronomy and a lot of locals to choose from. In summer the city is full with tourists but even in these cold days you can bump into a lot of people from different places walking on the streets of Colmar.