Colmar is a small Alsatian town in northeast France near the German border. The jewel of the city is the old town with its cobblestone streets and half-timbered houses.
The Renaissance and the Middle Ages shaped the ancient and romantic cityscape.
The focal point is the Place de la Cathédral with the Martinsmünster, which was built in the 13th century.
Colmar is located on the Alsatian Wine Route. This is especially famous for the Gewürztraminer and Riesling grape varieties.
During the Advent season, the Christmas market is of course also worth a visit. With its many different kind of lights and colors, it offers an impressive pre-Christmas spectacle.
With the regional train S1 from Freiburg main station in the direction of Breisach. In Breisach you change to bus 1076 in the direction of Colmar to Colmar Gare. Driving time approx. 1 hour 20 minutes.
By car from Freiburg on the B31 towards Gottenheim and past the Kaiserstuhl via Wasenweiler and Ihringen to Breisach. From Breisach at the roundabout in the direction of the Rhine bridge to France.
In France along the D415 at various roundabouts, continue straight ahead and follow the signs to Colmar. Later change to the D418 towards Colmar. Driving time approx. 1 hour