Colmar, France

The capital of Alsatian wine

A little about Colmar

Colmar is located in the Alsace region in North-Eastern France. The town is located on the Alsatian Wine route, hence naming itself the "capital of Alsatian wine". Colmar was founded in the 9th century, and was granted status "free imperial city" by Frederick II in 1226. During the "Thirty Years' War", it was taken by the Swedish army in 1632, who held it for two years. This gorgeous area is known for its historic landmarks and memorable wine.

Places to be

Colmar is home to breathtaking religious architectural landmarks from the eight centuries of Germanic and French architecture. One such as Église Saint-Martin, which is the largest church in Colmar. It contains some of the earliest stain windows, Gothic and renaissance sculptures and altars, and a grand Baroque organ case. Musée des usines municipales is an industrial and technological museum in a former factory, dedicated to the history of everyday technology.

Transportation

The train station Gare de Colmar offers transportation to Strasbourg, Mulhouse, Besançon, and Zürich. Colmar was also once linked to Freiburg im Breisgau, in Germany and on the other side of the Rhine, by the Freiburg–Colmar international railway.
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Hotel Mercure Colmar Centre Unterlinden

This modern downtown hotel is a 3-minute walk from Musée Unterlinden history and art museum, and a 13-minute walk from the quaint La Petite Venise district..The hip, contemporary rooms and suites feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars, plus tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add free soft drinks and coffee machines, while suites include separate living areas and/or pull-out sofas.

  • Address: 15 Rue Golbéry, 68000 Colmar, France
  • Phone:+33 3 89 41 71 71

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Le Comptoir de Georges

From breakfast to dinner, the Comptoir de Georges welcomes you to it's brewery in the heart of Little Venice and offers its traditional menu. Come taste its Alsatian specialties and enjoy the charm of its terrace on the water.

  • Address: 1 Place des 6 Montagnes Noires, 68000 Colmar, France
  • Phone:+33 3 89 20 60 72

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