The Old Customs House Square

The attractive Place de l'Ancienne-Douane owes its name to the former customs house (Koïfhus) on the square. In its centre, the Schwendi fountain (1898), crowned with a statue by Bartholdi, represents General Schwendi (1522-1583) who, according to legend (much repeated yet untrue), introduced the Tokay wine variety to Alsace.

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Address:

place de l’Ancienne-Douane, 68000 Colmar

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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.
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