Tourism in Colmar and the surroundings

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Treat yourself to a tourism stay in Colmar and discover the many treasures of Alsace.

Wine Route, typical villages, wineries, gourmet addresses, regional museums and outdoor activities, the region offers a host of new discoveries and activities.

Little Venice of Colmar

Colmar, its neighbourhoods, its museums...

The historic centre of Colmar is just a 15-20 minute walk (3-5 minutes by car) from Les Maraîchers hotel and restaurant. The opportunity to discover all its treasures:

  • Little Venice: half-timbered houses lined up along the quaysides, boats and canals transport you into an extremely romantic atmosphere
  • The Maison des Têtes: in the town centre, this Renaissance house has 106 sculpted heads on its facades
  • The Koïfhus: a former custom's post built in the 15th century and the oldest local public building
  • The Unterlinden Museum: this museum houses a large collection of paintings and sculptures representative of art of the Rhineland. Among its masterpieces, do not miss the famous Issenheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grünewald.
  • The Bartholdi Museum: the famous creator of the Statue of Liberty was from Colmar and the town pays tribute to him in a museum devoted to his work and located in the house where the artist was born. At the entrance to the town, a replica of the New York statue welcomes visitors.
  • The Toy Museum: rediscover your childhood! This museum presents an impressive collection of old toys.
  • The Museum of Natural History and Ethnography: you will find out everything there is to know about the local fauna and flora and travel around the world.
  • Guided tours by day and by night organised by Colmar Tourist Office
Colmar Tourist Office
Alsace Wine Route

The Alsace Wine Route, its typical villages, its wineries and estates

By car, as well as on foot, by bicycle or by motorcycle, make your way along the Wine Route, 170 km of joy that stretches from Marlenheim in the north to Thann in the south, between the Ballons des Vosges and the sun-drenched hillsides, with the medieval castles watching over you.

Be sure to stop in some of the most typical winemaking villages in the Region: for example, Ribeauvillé, Riquewihr, Kaysersberg, Turckheim and Eguisheim. Behind their ramparts, you will fall under the charms of the flower-covered streets and the pure Alsatian ambience!

You will also have the opportunity to visit wineries and wine estates and discover our Pinot, Gewurztraminer, Riesling and Crémants wines. We can recommend our "favourite" addresses:

  • Domaine Karcher Robert & Fils, 11 rue de l’Ours, 68000 Colmar: www.vins-karcher.com
  • Domaine Schoffit, 68 Nonnenholzweg, 68000 Colmar. Tel: +33 3 89 24 41 14
  • Domaine Froehlich Fernand & Fils, 29 rue de Colmar, 68150 Ostheim. Tel: +33 3 89 86 01 46;  www.domaine-froehlich.e-monsite.com
  • Vins Becker, 2-4 route d’Ostheim, 68340 Zellenberg. Tel: +33 3 89 47 90 16): www.vinsbecker.com
  • La Cave Wolfberger, Chemin de la Fecht, 68000 Colmar: www.wolfberger.com

To find out all about Alsace wines, visit the dedicated website: www.vinsalsace.com
The Wine Route website: www.route-des-vins-alsace.com

 

Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle

Tourist activities

For Tourism:

  • Ecomuseum of Alsace in Ungersheim (30 km away): an Alsatian village dating from the start of the 20th century, a museum, activities, events, and more. Immerse yourself in the history of Alsace!
  • La Cité de l’Automobile (national motor museum) in Mulhouse (40 km away): discover the Schlumpf collection, the most beautiful one in the world, and, in particular, its great many Bugattis
  • Memorial Museum - Le Linge 1914-1918 (26 km away): on this battlefield, you will find, in particular, a museum that retraces the events of the First World War. Memorial tourism is very well developed in Alsace: also pay a visit to the Hartmannswillerkopf (Vieil Armand, 43 km away) where there is a memorial to the battles of 1914-1918.
  • The Maginot Line: many sites along the current border of Alsace bear witness to this defensive line, such as bunkers, fortifications, batteries, etc. From Colmar, make your way to Neuf-Brisach, Kembs, Hatten, Schoenenbourg Fort, and more.
  • Medieval castles: a must, Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle is just half an hour from Colmar (30 km). Also, do not miss a visit to the remains of Hohlandsbourg Castle (13 km away), the three Castles of Haut-Eguisheim (16 km away), the three Castles of Ribeauvillé (24 km away)… Most of these remains can be visited on foot (waymarked footpath).
Colmar

Leisure activities

For Leisure:

Walking in Hautes Vosges

Sports and Cycle Touring

For sport:

  • Ammerschwihr golf course (13 km): between vineyards and forests, tackle the "mountain" course. On the programme, 18-hole course, 9-hole pitch & course; 9-hole putting course, practice range, pro-shop.
  • Hiking: from Colmar, set over the Ballons des Vosges Regional Nature Park. The paths are maintained and waymarked. Suitable for all levels. Ask at the hotel reception for details.
  • Winter sports: downhill or cross-country skiing, snowboard, sledging, snowshoe, dog sleds, Les Vosges is suitable for all types of winter sports! In particular, make your way to the resort of the Lac Blanc (about 30 km) which, in the summer and winter, offers many thrilling experiences: slopes for all levels, ski schools, and more, and, when the weather is fine, the resort is ideal for mountain bike  enthusiasts: bike park, free ride, north shore, and more.
  • Cycle touring: Alsace has some 2,500 km of cycle paths. Three EuroVelo routes pass through the region and lead beyond the borders, rivers and mountains. The www.alsacevelo.fr website offers you an insight into all the routes. If you are visiting Alsace by bicycle, note that Les Maraîchers Hotel provides a bicycle garage.
Bredele, Alsatian Christmas biscuits

Gourmet addresses

Do not leave Alsace without having tasted all the gourmet specialities. Here just a few of our favourites:

To accompany you on your gourmet and wine tours, we recommend the services of Antoine from Secrets d'Épicure, ideal for your private and professional events.

In Colmar

For further information about the region

Christmas in Colmar

Programme of events

At the different tourist sites, there is also a programme of events, some of which are internationally famous. Here is a non-exhaustive list:

Programme of events in Colmar