Colmar is located in northeastern France, just a few miles from the Swiss, German, and French borders. Colmar is currently regarded as a metropolis, yet its “rural atmosphere” is still pervasive throughout the city.

Colmar is a place worth seeing. Its half-timbered homes, historic cathedrals, and educational museums will transport you to the medieval Alsace Region in a wonderful way. It’s lovely maintained old town is ideal for date nights or alone exploration. However, it’s not only the half-timbered dwellings, beautiful fountains, courtyards, and canals. Colmar and France’s Alsace area is renowned for its lovely, time-travelling ancient town.

The best way to travel to Colmar is via air to the nearest airport Basel (BSL). You can get a train from Zurich (ZRH) to Colmar via Zurich Hb which is a 2 hours journey. High-speed trains are also available from Paris.

To help with your trip planning, I’ve added links to the locations on Google Maps. Feel free to click/tap on the links posted below. Then, use the “save” feature on the Google Maps app for easy reference. But before you start ticking goals off your bucketlist, here are travel essentials & discounts you’ll need to check. Pre-book online for a hassle-free trip!

Colmar travel essentials

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1. Little Venice (La Petite Venise)

Location: Quai de la Poissonnerie, 68000 Colmar, France. Save on Google Maps.

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2. The Fishmonger District & La Lauch

Location: Quai de la Poissonnerie. Save on Google Maps.

3. St Martin’s Church (Collégiale St-Martin)

Location: 18 Place de la Cathédrale. Save on Google Maps.

4. Colmar Old Town

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5. Colmar Train Station (Gare de Colmar)

Location: 9 Place de la Gare. Save on Google Maps.

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Places to visit in Colmar

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Where to Stay in Colmar

Book a room in Colmar City Center or near the train station. There many places to stay within easy walking distance to the main tourist spots in Colmar Old Town.

Where to book

Click below & search recommended Colmar hotels/hostels/home rentals within your budget. Remember to set your min/max price, travel dates, and sort by review ratings. I often book online with these trusted booking sites below for rock-bottom prices & convenient bookings.

Book sooner rather than later if you already have your dates set. Cheaper-priced rooms and hotels with high reviews tend to get fully booked faster, especially during busy days like weekends, holidays & peak tourist seasons.

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