Colmar is a lovely town situated in the heart of Alsatian Wine Country, in fact, it is considered to be the region's wine producing capital. The Vosges Mountains watch over Colmar from the west, and the Lauch River flows by the town's eastern fringes. The Rhine River and the border to Germany are just 18 km from the centre of town, and there is a canal in Colmar that connects the Lauch to the Rhine. What better way to travel the Alsatian Wine Route than with a car hire from Auto Europe?
The old town in Colmar is an absolutely delight. The medieval architecture has been well preserved throughout centuries of various wars. Stroll through the town centre and admire the quaint half timber buildings which line the cobblestone streets. See for yourself why Colmar has earned itself the moniker of Little Venice. There is a network of tiny canals running throughout town and many charming stone arched bridges spanning them.
Not only is Colmar renowned for Alsatian Wine but also for its world-class cuisine. You will relish your dining experience in this romantic town. Sip a glass of the regional white wine while your savour the local dish of le coq au Riesling (chicken in wine). Explore the surrounding enchanting towns which dot the Alsatian Wine Route. The picturesque roads are lined with vineyards leading way to medieval towns and the opportunity to discover their unique wine cellars is just waiting for you to discover them. Trips to these cellars will feel a bit like opening treasure chests to reveal the superbly balanced local vintages hidden inside.
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