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Old Customs House (Koïfhus)
Old Customs House (Koïfhus)

Old Customs House (Koïfhus) Tours and Tickets

Located at the intersection of Colmar’s two major roads back in the medieval days, the Old Customs House (Koïfhus)—also referred to as the "Ancienne Douane"—always had a strategic mission. The former customs house was built in 1480 and was mainly used for two things: the ground floor was a massive warehouse used for storage, and the second floor served as a tax office for import/export and a meeting area for the magistrate and the emperors of Alsace, which later on became the Colmar Chamber of Commerce. Several buildings were added onto the existing one throughout the years, creating an amalgam of architectural styles and proving that the Old Customs House was significant enough, both commercially and locally, to justify extensive renovation and expansion works. The roof, which consists of colorful varnished tiles, is particularly striking. Wondering which part is the oldest? Look for the two-headed eagle of the Empire, which surmounts the two main entrances. The Old Customs House was made a historic monument of France in 1974. It nowadays houses small shops and cultural events, like the much-acclaimed Alsatian Christmas markets.

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Place de l'Ancienne Douane, Colmar, France, 68000
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Colmar:Self Guided Scavenger Hunt and Private Walking Tour

Colmar:Self Guided Scavenger Hunt and Private Walking Tour

Explore Colmar on your own pace while solving riddles. Use your imagination, observation, logic and team spirit in order to accomplish the tasks. Learn interesting information about the beautiful city of Colmar while walking around narrow streets and 10 of the most important attractions. Pause when ever you want and continue later. Discover hidden gems. Snap beautiful photos. Far from crowds and schedules. Start any time you wish! Everything in your smartphone!
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