Born in Colmar, it was only natural that Auguste Bartholdi (1834-1904) the famous creator of the monumental statue of Liberty in New York would have a museum devoted to him.
His birth place which has been transformed into the Bartholdi Museum is home to a host of sketches and small size sculptures, helping to appreciate his art from a new perspective.
The personal objects and family furniture kept at the Bartholdi Museum shed a more intimate light on theartist.
Little Venice is Colmar’s most romantic neighbourhood with its tiny houses along the Lauch river south of the Alsatian town. This district was home to market garden produce and is where the Marshall triumphantly entered the town in 1674.
These days, the wooden houses with their colourful facades are a delight to visitors.
Colmar is an Alsace village, renowned for its old, very colourful houses and typically Alsace architecture (like Koïfhus). Yet Colmar is like a little French Venice, as its life is organised around the canals which cross it.
Services have been developed offering boat trips, in order to discover the town differently. Make the most of a bucolic experience and the heart of Alsace culture and come and visit the Little Venice neighbourhood on the Lauch river.
Situated in a former monastery, this museum draws in excess of 300 000 visitors every year… The collections within span from local archaeology to modern art, with a collection of paintings ranging from Monet to Bonnard and Picasso.
Famous for the $ altarpiece, dated to the 16th century, the museum is also home to a selection of Rhineland primitive paintings and sculptures including La Mélancolie, signed Lucas Cranach, and Portrait de Femme by Hans Holbien l'Ancien.
Built in 1609 for the merchant Anton Burger, the Maison des Têtes (House of the Heads) became a restaurant in 1898 and today is also a hotel.
Its gabled facade, elegant and refined, perfectly embodies Renaissance-style German architecture.
Covered with sculpted heads, hence its name, the house also has an oriel stretching over three floors.