Points of interest are the Church of Saint Martin (13th-15th century), containing the 15th-century painting Madonna of the Rose Arbor, by Martin Schongauer (who lived in the city) ; the Unterlinden Museum, the holdings of which include the 16th-century Issenheim altarpiece, by the painter Matthias Grünewald ; and the home (now a museum) of the sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, who produced Liberty Enlightening the World - the Statue of Liberty - New York City
Bartholdi’s best-known work, The Statue of Liberty, formally known as Liberty Enlightening the World, was executed by Bartholdi and was produced almost entirely with funds donated by the French. Intended as a monument commemorating the alliance between France and the United States during the American Revolution (1775-1783), the massive statue was hammered on a wooden mold out of 300 separate giant sheets of copper. The United States built the pedestal with funds raised by newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer. The statue was first exhibited in Paris, and then it was dismantled, shipped to New York, and reassembled at its present location. Formally dedicated by US president Grover Cleveland on October 28, 1886, the statue soon became a symbol of freedom and opportunity.
Special Events -- Alsatian folk dances on place de l'Ancienne-Douane begin at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday from mid-May to mid-September. If you want to listen to classical music, visit during the first 2 weeks in July for the Festival International de Music de Colmar, which schedules 24 concerts in venues around the city, such as churches and public monuments.
Unterlinden Museum received the prestigious
"2016 Top Choice Touristic Attraction"
after the votes of thousands of Japanese and Chinese tourists on the internet site bloggers Lianorg.com