Colmar was founded in the 9th century. It offers visitors an exciting glimpse of 1000 years of European history. The town is situated on the Alsatian Wine Route and is called the “capital of Alsatian wine”. Colmar is famous for its well preserved old town, its numerous architectural landmarks and its museums. An area that is crossed by canals of the river Lauch (which formerly served as the butcher’s, tanner’s and fishmonger’s quarter) is called la Petite Venise.
Colmar is the birthplace of Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (1834 – 1904), a French sculptor who is best known for designing the Statue of Liberty.
Colmar is 37th in NY Times “Best Places to Go in 2016” and featured also in the Trip Advisor’s “12 Fairy-tale Places That Are Actually Real”.
Colmar definitely is one of the most beautiful and romantic towns I’ve been to. This is my third visit to Colmar and I would love to come back again.