Located just 35 minutes away from Hohrodberg and our hotel, no trip to Alsace would be complete without a visit to Colmar. Nestled in the heart of the wine region to the south of the Wine Route, you’ll fall in love with this beautiful country town and its pleasant, laid-back atmosphere. With its traditional timber-frame houses, its canals and its countless flower boxes, it stands as one of the most iconic Alsatian towns. If you don’t want to miss out on its history and heritage, the tourist office offers guided tours in the old town and off the beaten track, where you’ll be able to appreciate lesser known gems. In the town’s large pedestrian area, take the time to visit the superb Gothic Collégiale Saint-Martin, the Couvent des Dominicains from the end of the 13th century, as well as some of the many lovely townhouses such as the Pfister and Adolph houses.
Another way of discovering this beautiful floral city is along the canals. On a traditional flat-bottomed boat, discover the beautiful quarter aptly known as Petite Venise (Little Venice). Sail down the River Lauch, lined with old timber-framed houses and rich greenery. You’ll also love the picturesque Poissonnerie quarter, once the home of many fishing stalls. After this, follow the pretty winding streets of the Tanneurs quarter, where you’ll find the Schwendi fountain and the old customs building. Finally, visit one of the town’s numerous museums, such as the Unterlinden Museum, home to Matthias Grünewald’s famous Issenheim Alterpiece as well as works by Monet, Picasso and Poliakoff.