The tourist office of Colmar offers several guided tours for individuals, including a tour of the old town. This is a fairly standard tour, but make no mistake: I have learned a lot in this tour, even if I have lived in Colmar! Turns out, we don’t always know very well our own town…

The guide will show you the main buildings of Colmar. I  actually didn’t know some of them and I even passed some of them without noticing! You will learn about the different districts of the old town, its monuments, its emblems… Colmar’s heritage is very rich. Gradually, you will start to imagine how life in Colmar was in the past, with for example the maraîchers and fishermen coming to sell products at the market on flat-bottomed boat.

The guided tour takes you on a beautiful walk throughout the town, shows you the must-sees of Colmar, all the while learning more about the town. It’s an excellent first approach to the pretty Colmar and I can only recommend it!

I liked

  • Seeing the must-sees of the town in a visit of 1h30
  • Learning more about the history of Colmar
  • Observing things that would have gone unnoticed without a guide

I liked a little less

  • Nothing!

My pictures of the guided tour of Colmar old town

Practical information


You will find here the prices for the guided tours of Colmar old town.


Visits are available in French and German on some days. You can also book a private guided tour in the language of your choice.

Getting here

By car

Tours start from the tourist office of Colmar, located Place des Unterlinden, in the pedestrian town center. There are several paid parking areas, but here the list of free parking zones. Colmar is located:

  • 43 km from Mulhouse (about 45 minutes drive)
  • 74 km from Strasbourg (about 1h drive)
By public transport

You can have a look on the website Vialsace.