Colmar is a city located on the German border of France. Colmar is one of Europe’s most popular new year destinations. It is definitely the Christmas atmosphere that Colmar is popular with visitors. There are plenty of Christmas markets and houses are decorated specially for the new year. After visiting Colmar, you can visit the nearby towns of Kaysersberg, Eguisheim, Ribeauville and Riquewihr.
Best Places to Visit in Colmar
The Ancienne Douane (Old Custom house), also known as Koïfhus, is a Gothic and Renaissance building located in Colmar, France. It is also the birthplace of General Jean Rapp.
The Unterlinden Museum is one of the most popular places. Magnificent old convent with an important collection and the Isenheim Altar. There is also a section on modern art. The architecture, the monastery courtyard, the old pool and the old wine cellar look beautiful.
Bartholdi Museum is also one of the places that attract attention. Auguste Bartholdi was born in 1834 in Colmar, France. Bartholdi has made some of the largest monuments in America and France, such as the Statue of Liberty and the Lion of Belfort. After his death, his childhood home was turned into a museum dedicated to his stuffed artifacts.
The toy museum is a great place to visit. It’s not a big museum but there are lots of nice things to visit. Museum of Toys is a best places for children. There are also before technology old toys. For some time, you can return to childhood. It will be a nostalgic trip.
Top Things to do for Christmas in Colmar
You can take romantic boat tours on the waters of Petit Venice and go to many restaurants on the side. Children’s choirs sing traditional Christmas carols in illuminated boats. Having a stroll in this charming part of town is very much worth your while.
Nice big square where there is always some programme takes place. Your kids can skate on the ice rink in the Place Rapp Park. there are moments of fun on the magnificent 1900s carousel or Christmas roller coaster.
Wine cellars specially decorated for Christmas offer the chance to meet regional winemakers. You can taste local white wines, eaux-de-vie and liqueurs.
Happy New Year!