La Maison des Tetes (House of the Heads) is situated in one of Colmar's most distinct and colorful historic buildings. Built in 1609, the renaissance-style edifice's facade is covered (much like a cake with decorative frosting) with a myriad of heads and figures, the expressions of which alone could fill a novel. Since 1898, the building has been home to the gothic-interior restaurant of the same name, well-known in the local social-circles. At the end of the 20th century, it was joined by an 18-room hotel. One of the walls in the reception area used to delineate the border of the city's Wall. The rooms are large - with creaking parquet floors, antique furniture and the wood paneling that is so characteristic of Alsace; the interiors are more like grand city apartments rather than traditional hotel rooms. In terms of atmosphere, La Maison des Tetes is definitely one of the most charming of Colmar's lodging establishments. As an added bonus, one of the city's most legendary attractions - the Unterlinden Museum, is just a few minutes' walk away.
19 Rue des Têtes
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