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Toy Museum – Colmar

19May

Located in a former cinema, the Toy Museum welcomes children and adults alike in the centre of Colmar. The museum houses a collection of toys from the 19th century to the present day. As you follow the theme-based visit, you will discover and rediscover the toys that marked your childhood. From vintage teddy bears and the first Barbie© dolls to video games, Playmobil®, scale models, robots and train sets, the toys and games on display come from all round the world and have belonged to different generations of children. An entire railway network covering the second floor is one of the highlights of the visit! With giant board games, puppet and automaton shows and games consoles, the museum is both fun and exciting. Toys are fascinating and educational to study. The museum takes you on a fantastic journey through the history of TOYS and GAMES.

Toy Museum
40 rue Vauban
68000 Colmar
Tel : 03 89 41 93 10
Website: www.museejouet.com/fr/

Opening times

January to November, every day except Tuesdays: 10:00-17:00,
December: every day: 10:00-18:00.
Open on Tuesdays during French school holidays.

Admission

Adults: €5.00,
Children: €3.90,
Groups (per person): €3.90,
School groups: €1.90,
Students: €3.90

UNTERLINDEN MUSEUM – Colmar

19May

Unterlinden Museum is housed in a former Dominican monastery founded in 1252. It is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and most visited fine arts museums in France outside Paris clocking up 220,000 visitors every year.

Unterlinden Museum
1 rue d’Unterlinden
F – 68000 Colmar
Tel. +33 (0)3 89 20 15 58
Fax +33 (0)3 89 41 26 22
Website: www.musee-unterlinden.com

Opening hours

Unterlinden Museum welcomes you every day from May to October from 9:00 to 18:00, and every day (except Tuesdays) from November to April from 9:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00.
Closed on 1 January, 1 May, 1 November and 25 December.

Admission

Adults: €8
Children 12 to 18 years old: €5
Audio guides available for visitors

Little Venice – Colmar

19May

“Little Venice” is the name given to the area where the Lauch River runs through Colmar. The name comes from the original houses built along the riverbanks to the southeast of the town. The district starts behind the Koïffhus, goes along the fishmongers’ quay and on to Turenne and Saint-Pierre bridges. It borders the Krutenau – a term originally used for market gardens that flourished on the edge of towns. The Krutenau was originally home to a rural community of winemakers, market gardeners and boatmen and spreads out from Rue Turenne, named after Maréchal de Turenne and his triumphant entry into the town in 1674. Punt rides are available in this area.