Things to do
Colmar is known as the capital of the Alsace wine region. So if you’re a fan of light whites, it’s the perfect excuse to try different labels. From Rieslings to Pinot Gris, the area is a favourite with wine connoisseurs, many of whom make a pilgrimage along the Route des Vins d’Alsace.
The Isenheim Altarpiece is a masterpiece painted by the Renaissance master Grunewald. And you can marvel at this 500-year-old work of art at the Unterlinden Museum. There are excellent displays of 20th-century art here, too.
Colmar has a well-preserved and captivating town centre, as it escaped the battering of the First and Second World Wars. Many of the buildings are a charming mix of yellow sandstone and local timber. For the finest example of local style stop by the Maison Pfister.