10 Interesting Colmar Facts
Interesting Colmar Facts
- Colmar is the third-largest commune of the Alsace region in north-eastern France.
- The Colmar is renowned for its well-preserved old town.
- The Colmar Treasure, a hoard of precious objects hidden by Jews during the Black Death, was discovered here in 1863.
- The city was conquered by France under King Louis XIV in 1673 and officially ceded by the 1679 Treaties of Nijmegen.
- 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.
- Colmar has a sunny microclimate and is one of the driest cities in France.
- 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)
- Colmar Population of 67,956, as of 2016.
- Colmar is considered the capital of the Alsatian wine region.
- Colmar was first mentioned by Charlemagne in his chronicle about Saxon wars.
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