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We took a day visit to Colmar during the last days of August 2012. We booked 4 nights accommodation in Strasbourg with the intention of visiting other towns within the Alsace region.
We attempted to join a day bus tour that included Colmar and several wineries, but found the tours fully booked and then decided to do it by ourselves. As it often happens, disappointment turns into joy as we had a most wonderful day.
The regular train service took approximately one hour from Strasbourg to Colmar, and with window seats we enjoyed the countryside.
Colmar is well signposted and we decided not to wait for the local bus and walk the km to the old town. An easy walk mostly through parks, but one could have walked on the paved footpath.
On entering the old town we were amazed at the amount of old buildings retained, just streets and streets of double story houses and buildings, all well preserved, wooden beams showing everywhere. Many buildings are from the 15th century or earlier. The old Tanneries have been converted into beautiful buildings retaining most of the original features.
Our day trip to Colmar was the best day of our visit.
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