(This article is about the city in Alsace. There is also a Colmar, Pennsylvania in the United States.)
Colmar is a city in the Haut-Rhin département of Alsace, France. Colmar was also known as Kolmar during the times when Alsace was part of Germany. In 1999 the city of Colmar had a population of 65,136 people. Colmar is also the head of Colmar préfecture, with 86,832 inhabitants. The city of Colmar is 40 miles south-southwest of Strasbourg, at 48.08°N, 7.36°E, on the Lauch River. It is connected to the Rhine River by a canal.
The city was united with France in 1697.
Local 15th century artist Martin Schongauer painted what is considered his masterpiece, The Madonna of the Roses, in Colmar's St. Martin Church. Matthias Grünewald's famous Isenheim Altarpiece is the most noteworthy of the treaures housed in the city's Unterlinden Museum.