10 Interesting Colmar Facts

Interesting Colmar Facts
  1. Colmar is the third-largest commune of the Alsace region in north-eastern France.
  2. The Colmar is renowned for its well-preserved old town.
  3. The Colmar Treasure, a hoard of precious objects hidden by Jews during the Black Death, was discovered here in 1863.
  4. The city was conquered by France under King Louis XIV in 1673 and officially ceded by the 1679 Treaties of Nijmegen.
  5. Colmar is twinned with: Hyde, United Kingdom; Lucca, Italy; Sint-Niklaas, Belgium; Schongau, Bavaria, Germany; Vale of White Horse (Abington), United Kingdom; Eisenstadt, Austria; Princeton, United States & Győr, Hungary.
  6. Colmar has a sunny microclimate and is one of the driest cities in France.
  7. Notable people of Colmar: Ryad Boudebouz, Thomas Bloch, Ernst Stadler, Jean-Baptiste Lemire, Charles Xavier Thomas & Jean Rapp (View the Full list of all Notable People of Colmar)
  8. Colmar Population of 67,956, as of 2016.
  9. Colmar is considered the capital of the Alsatian wine region.
  10. Colmar was first mentioned by Charlemagne in his chronicle about Saxon wars.