Grand Rue (High Street), Colmar

Grand Rue (High Street), Colmar

If it's your first time in Colmar, try a walking tour on the High Street (Grand Rue). The street leads past many captivating sights. For example, there will be the Customs House, the Church of St Mathew, Sandherr House, Kern House, the House of the St. John's Knights, the Roesselmann Fountain, and the Flower Market Square (Place du Marche aux Fleurs).

A little bit to the side of the street, one easily encounters the massive Collegiate Church of St Martin and the charming district of "Little Venice." It's ok to wander a bit. Getting "lost" in Old Colmar is not a bad idea. There are great shops, sights, and gourmet heaven.

The street is not very long, just over 1,600 feet. It begins in the Square of Six Black Mountains and ends in Joan of Arc Square. All along the way are restaurants, bars, cafes, beautiful medieval buildings, and shops.

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Grand Rue (High Street) on Map

Sight Name: Grand Rue (High Street)
Sight Location: Colmar, France (See walking tours in Colmar)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Colmar, France

Create Your Own Walk in Colmar

Create Your Own Walk in Colmar

Creating your own self-guided walk in Colmar is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Colmar Introduction Walking Tour

Colmar Introduction Walking Tour

Charlemagne was well acquainted with Colmar in his wars with the Saxons from 772 to 804 AD. Carolingian emperor Charles the Fat held an assembly there in 884. It was a free imperial city under Emperor Frederick II in 1226. Captured and held by Sweden in 1632, it was conquered at last by Louis XIV of France in 1673.

In 1871 it was annexed by the German Empire as a result of the Franco-Prussian...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 Km or 0.9 Miles
Bartholdi's Statues in Colmar

Bartholdi's Statues in Colmar

Auguste Bartholdi is one of the most famous artists from Colmar. His works, such as the Lion of Belfort in Belfort, France, and the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, are known around the world. Colmar is decorated with open-air pieces sculpted by the artist.

Many of Bartholdi's statues are found in fountains that occupy spaces in city squares or on significant street corners. Some of...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 Km or 3.7 Miles