Colmar France may not have well-known museums or famous cathedrals, but it's one of the most picture perfect fairytale towns in Europe. The mix of German and French culture and cuisine, famous wines, twisting water canals, and half-timbered houses make this a memorable place to visit and a photographers delight. After spending a day wandering around the colorful streets of Colmar France I immediately found myself wishing I could spend the night and have more time exploring. I'm sure I'll find myself booking a trip soon to return...hopefully during the Christmas season.
Colmar France is located in the Alsace region...the area bordering Southern Germany famed for its wine and half-timbered houses. Strasbourg, almost as adorable as Colmar, is the closest "major" city and a quick 30 minute train ride away. If you like staying in a city with more to do you could easily stay in Strasbourg and take the direct train to Colmar. Strasbourg is easier to reach by direct train from other cities in Europe than Colmar. Some of the more popular nearby cities that have trains to Strasbourg are Heidelberg, Munich, and Basel. Basel Switzerland is the best airport to fly into. The direct train to Colmar is 45 minutes and Strasbourg is a little over 1 hour.
Alsace France, specificaly the towns of Colmar and Strasbourg, are an absolute MUST If you're a sucker for everything Christmas. Few cities go as all out with the decorations as these two places.
If you find yourself in the Alsace region this adorable town is worth a stop! Check out the Colmar France photos below and see for yourself!
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Colmar France - A Photo Diary of Colmar Alsace
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