Little Venice

The Lauch river, lined by colourful half-timbered houses, formerly the homes of fishermen and boaters, cuts through the heart of Colmar, earning it the name of Little Venice. Starting at the shopping hall (1865), rehabilitated as a covered market, you can explore the picturesque Krutenau district which used to be inhabited by market gardeners. A small walk along the pleasant Quai de la Poissonnerie leads to St Peter's bridge where you will have an attractive view over "Little Venice ". The city can also be discovered by boat.

Useful information

Address:

rue des Tanneurs, 68000 Colmar

Our reports

Colmar, the quintessence of Alsace

Little Venice, Unterlinden Museum, the House of heads, the tanning district, Bartholdi Museum, Pfister House – we could spend all day enumerating enchanting sites in the seat of the Haut Rhin département. But we have better to do – take you round, for example.
Discover

Nearby tourist attractions

Roesselmann fountain Roesselmann fountain
Roesselmann fountain
Colmar
0:15
Krutenau Quarter Krutenau Quarter
Krutenau Quarter
Colmar
1:00
House of the Knights of St John
House of the Knights of St John
Colmar
0:15
Museum of Natural history and ethnography
Museum of Natural history and ethnography
Colmar
1:00
Rue de la Poissonnerie Rue de la Poissonnerie
Rue de la Poissonnerie
Colmar
0:15
Fruit market square
Fruit market square
Colmar
0:15
See all tourist sites