Alsace’s wine capital, at the foot of the hotel
Located in Colmar’s town centre, you can discover the many riches of the historic district on foot from our hotel. It’s also the ideal place to stay along the Alsace Wine Route if you want to visit the vineyards and wine cellars that make our region so famous.
Discover the historic and listed centre, with the Maison des Têtes, the Maison Pfister, the Dominican church (housing “The Madonna of the Rose Garden”) and the Collégiale Saint-Martin, or wander along the Quai de la Poisonnerie and fall in love with the picturesque “Petite Venise” (Little Venice) district near the hotel.
The Maison Pfister, the loveliest in Old Colmar was built in 1537 for the hatter Ludwig Scherer. Despite its medieval characteristics, it is the first example of Renaissance architecture in Colmar.
The Collégiale Saint-Martin, also called the Saint-Martin Cathedral, is the most important church in the town. Built between 1235 and 1365, it is a major work of Gothic architecture in Alsace.
The Musée d’Unterlinden, based in an old convent, is famous for its works by artists including Isenmann, Schongauer and Grünewald. The museum houses the famous Isenheim Altarpiece, painted at the beginning of the 16th century.
“Petite Venise” (aka Little Venice) is the most romantic and picturesque part of the town, worth discovering aboard a flat-bottomed boat. It got its name from the original line of houses at either side of the River Lauch. Consisting of tall timber-framed houses, the Quartier des Tanneurs is a superb place to go for a walk and a feast for the eyes.