Tour of Colmar

Just half an hour by train from Strasbourg, Colmar offers a condensed version of all that is typical of Alsace in a small area.

On this last day, having kept to my schedule of visits to Strasbourg, I take an impromptu trip to Colmar. The two cities are only half an hour apart by train, so it’s a short hop to the next door.

A visit I’ll have to cut short, however: the rain I avoided in Strasbourg will be present here intermittently and then more insistently, causing me to turn back a little earlier than planned.

You’ll find all the articles about this weekend in Strasbourg at the bottom of the page.

La petite Venise (Littole Venice)


This is the name given to the river Lauche and the buildings that line it as it flows through Colmar, due to their vertical alignment, reminiscent of the Italian city.


The Schwendi fountain


It represents Lazare de Schwendi, warlord of the empire and lord of Hohlandsbourg.

Old Colmar


Like Strasbourg, with its picturesque cobbled streets and half-timbered houses.


Collegiate church of St Martin de Colmar


Frequently referred to as “Colmar Cathedral” because of its size, this Gothic church is the second largest in Alsace after Strasbourg Cathedral.

Bad weather then thwarted my plans to visit the Unterlinden museum.

The articles about this weekend in Strasbourg

1DiaryPlanning a weekend in Strasbourg
2TrainParis-Strasbourg – Deutsche Bahn ICE – First Class
3HotelMaison Rouge, Strasbourg
4RestaurantAu Crocodile, Strasbourg
5RestaurantChez Yvonne, Strasbourg
6Restaurant Miro, Ostwald (Strasbourg)
7DiaryTour of Strasbourg
8DiaryTour of Colmar
9TrainStrasbourg-Paris – Deutsche Bahn ICE – First Class ( without interest, no review)
10DiaryDebrief of the weekend in Strasbourg
Bertrand Duperrin
Bertrand Duperrin
Compulsive traveler, present in the French #avgeek community since the late 2000s and passionate about (long) travel since his youth, Bertrand Duperrin co-founded Travel Guys with Olivier Delestre in March 2015.

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