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Colmar is a city of 67,000 for the city, 120,000 for the conurbation, in the south of Alsace (Haut-Rhin) with a long and glorious history. When ten cities of Alsace built a group named “la Décapole”, Colmar was its capital. The core of the city is a wealth of ancient houses.
We did not pay a full visit to Colmar. We were on our way home from Strasbourg and had scheduled to have dinner in Colmar, which would allow a glimpse to the old city. We parked walked to the restaurant we had selected, in the Little Venice, which lead us accross the old city. Unfortunately, it was closed for the week as it was a school vacation for children in Alsace. We went back to the car and drove to our restaurant number 2, near the train station.
Colmar is the birthplace of Bartholdi, the sculptor of The Liberty statue. We will visit Bartholdi’s house on our next visit.
Tribunal de Grande Instance of Colmar stands Place Du Marche Aux Fruits (Fruits market square). It was built from 1764... more travel advice
Colmar is not only half timber houses (they have even very modern building!) but nevertheless, it was amazing to... more travel advice
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