The Stunning Door to Alsace: 7 Reasons Why I Love Colmar

The Stunning Door to Alsace: 7 Reasons Why I Love Colmar, Colmar, France (B)

Yes, I already know that the unchallenged main city of the region is Strasbourg, capital of both Alsace and Europe.

But my heart belongs to Colmar, the fairy-tale town located amidst La Route des Vins d’Alsace –the wine route- at the southern edge of the Vosges Mountains. The perfect place to begin your travel through this beautiful land.

Having remained pretty unchanged over the centuries, Colmar is a pure and genuine example of the typical Alsatian architecture, with its half-timbered buildings varying from the colorful fishermen’s houses of the riversides to the imposing 16th and 17th centuries’ houses of the bourgeoises.

I’m not a minimalist, but this is one of those occasions when this sentence gets a clear and perfect sense.

Colmar is small, and its cute, inviting old district is even smaller. This allows you to forget any hurries.

You can rumble at an easy and relaxed path, stopping at one of its cafés or restaurants to have a coffee, a drink or a meal -and I urge you to do so-, and yet being able to fully enjoy the town, while keeping enough time and energy to widen your visit to its beautiful parks or to some of the museums like the Unterlinden, if you are in the mood. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Stunning Door to Alsace: 7 Reasons Why I Love Colmar
Guide Location: France » Colmar
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Hugo Huertas
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Maison Pfister
  • Musée Bartholdi
  • Maison des Têtes
  • Collégiale Saint-Martin
  • Place de la Cathedrale
  • Rue des Clefs
  • Place de l’Ancienne Douanne
  • Koïfhus