Lying between major cities in France, Germany and Switzerland, Colmar is an easy place to get to by any means of transportation. The nearest major airports, aside from Colmar Airport, are Basel’s Euroairport to the south and Strasbourg to the north. There are also train links from Colmar to both of these cities and others.
There are a number of fine places to eat and drink in Colmar, as well as a number of markets to purchase goods from. With both French and German routes, the city has a great variety of specialities, including foie gras, which are usually made up of the finest meats and fish in the region of Alsace.
A highly cultural city, Colmar is well-known for a variety of events throughout the year. As well as hosting a large number of art exhibitions and theatre productions throughout the year, one of the best times of year to visit is in the winter, for Colmar’s Christmas market, very similar to the famous ones across the border, in Germany.
As well as being renowned for its own architecture, the city of Colmar has also played a part in the construction of one of the most iconic structures in the world. New York’s Statue of Liberty was designed by Colmar-born Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi. The statue was erected in 1886, when the sculptor was 52 years old.
Colmar Office de Tourisme [http://www.ot-colmar.fr/en]
Visit Alsace [http://www.visit-alsace.com]
Aeroport de Colmar [http://www.colmar.aeroport.fr/en]