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Old Town

| Place Unterlinden, 68000, Colmar, France
+33 3 89 20 68 92
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Sooooooo Beautiful!

We stopped here on the way from Luxembourg to Strasbourg and I am so glad we did...our visit to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
PamelaK O
North Canton, Ohio
Lots of charm

If you are going to Strasbourg, do take the time to visit Colmar. You will not regret it. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fountain Valley, California
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Colmar is located near Germany and Switzerland, between the Vosges and the Rhine, Strasbourg and Mulhouse. With its 67,000 inhabitants, it retains a 'country town' atmosphere which contributes so much to its charm. The city offers visitors a fascinating insight into 1,000 years of European history through its exceptional heritage. Wonderfully preserved from the ravages of time, its homogenous historical centre is classed as a 'protected area' and has benefited from careful restoration and ongoing improvements for more than 25 years. Colmar is really a condensed version of the Alsace region. Walking in its streets is like visiting à huge movie set with hundreds of century-old half-timbered houses, lovely canals and flourished pedestrian town center. The city has an impressive selection of quality restaurants and shops selling high-quality local products... Not to miss: the romantic and world famous district of 'the Little Venice'. Colmar is also the capital of Alsace wines and is nestled at the foot of the vineyard next to many idyllic villages. The city hosts the annual Wine Fair of Alsace in august, that has gone through six decades. This event gathers approximately 300 000 people during 15 days of music, party and wine tasting. The city with multicolored houses is also the birthplace of sculptor Bartholdi, father of the famous Statue of Liberty in New York and of Hansi, the well known illustrator of Alsace. The culture vultures will complete their visit by one of its 5 museums. We especially suggest to visit the Unterlinden Museum to discover and admire its wonderful Issenheim Altarpiece or the Toy Museum, if you're looking for something to do with your kids.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Place Unterlinden, 68000, Colmar, France
+33 3 89 20 68 92
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped here on the way from Luxembourg to Strasbourg and I am so glad we did...our visit to Colmar was one of the highlights of a two-week trip to Europe! The Old Town area is so beautiful, quaint and charming and I especially enjoyed...More

Thank PamelaK O
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are going to Strasbourg, do take the time to visit Colmar. You will not regret it. The old town has a lot of charm and the Christmas market, even though not as famous as the one in Strasbourg is charming.

Thank CHJ255
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a day trip from Basel and very happy we visited. Very picturesque place. Very nice during the Christmas markets also. Stores also sell very nice chocolate

Thank bubblebath89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful city Very close to strasburg and Basel . Worth's. Visit . On Christmas was great Very nice walks and buildings highly recommended

Thank ALex M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here in January and despite the rainy weather enjoyed it a lot as at this time of the year there are not too many tourists. I suspect that over christmas and in the summer the place will be jam packed though.

Thank Astrito
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old town of Colmar is about the most Christmassy place I've been. It is so beautiful and you can spend the whole day just walking around and soaking it up. Even our rental car getting towed (don't park on the streets at Christmas!) didn't...More

Thank tokyorav
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a quick stop for lunch on our drive from basel to strasbourg. It is a charming old fashion town which was made better when one visit around christmas and new year.

Thank yvonnecathy6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Around every corner there are hidden surprises ......from the beautifully coloured buildings to the exquisite decorated shops. Christmas is definitely the time to visit.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Colmar markets itself as one of the best places to visit in Europe and I have to agree. The town was perfectly set with a huge Christmas market. On Thursday morning street market as well. The buildings in the old town look like a fairy...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Colmar was almost overwhelmingly picturesque. Everyplace one looked there was something cute just begging to be photographed. We visited with a river cruise tour so it felt a little crowded at times (to be fair, we were travelling with our own crowd!) but after the...More

Thank ltcguenther
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22 November 2017|
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Response from Nigelw6443 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry about the delay in answering, we drove in but Colmar is quite small so I would imagine you woudn't be far!
26 August 2017|
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Response from maggie9 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry that I don't know if Viling River cruises dock near the old town. I would suggest that you telephone Viking.
9 July 2017|
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Response from Laetitia C | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can park at Parking Rapp mais you have to Pay.
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