The Little Venice

Discover the iconic district of Colmar !

The «Petite Venise» is the name given during the Lauch in Colmar. This name probably comes from the original alignment of the houses on either side of the river that serves the southeast of the city. This district starts behind the Koïffhus, goes through the wharf of the fish market, to go to the bridges Turenne and Saint-Pierre. It is thus at the beginning of the Krutenau, whose etymology designates places of vegetable crops on the outskirts of cities.Originally inhabited by a rural community of winemakers, market gardeners and boatmen, the Krutenau stretches around Turenne Street, which the Marshal used in 1674 for his triumphant entry into the city. Boat trips are possible in this area.