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“beautiful streets to wander, take one of the petite trains”
Review of Old Town

Old Town
Ranked #1 of 59 things to do in Colmar
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 22 June 2018

There isn't a straight street in Colmar but it is a lovely town to wander around. Take one of the Petite Trains, green or white they basically go along the same streets. Be sure to visit the Petite Venice area. Take one of the canal tours and eat at any of the wonderful restaurants in Colmar.

Thank bbeerbower
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"fairy tale"
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"christmas market"
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"cobbled streets"
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"souvenir shops"
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"little venice"
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"beautiful city"
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"day trip"
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"half timbered houses"
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"walk around"
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"every corner"
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"lots of restaurants"
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"tourist office"
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"visit colmar"
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is a beautiful place to visit, the colourful buildings, the history and lots of lovely local shops that definitely need supporting when you compare them to all that we have lost in our high streets in the UK.

1  Thank shirleyandcolin
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Colmar needs to be walked. Like a golf course, but the walk is not spoiled because of a bad show. Hmmm...

1  Thank gvc3103
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

This place is beautiful, we drove here from Germany n a bank holiday. The town is very quaint and looks like something straight out of a disney film. There are plenty of restaurants and bars to eat, we opted for a cafe in the inside market which was great. There are lots of coaches of tourists that come here - worth avoiding in a restaurant unless you fancy a wait!

2  Thank Isabel S
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Beautiful area to walk around with plenty of shops, eateries and fantastic scenery. Really worth doing.

Thank elysedunn
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