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Alsace Villages and Wine Day Trip from Strasbourg
Explore the pretty villages of Alsace as well as learning about the wine from the region.The tour consists of a guided walking tour of Colmar a visit and tour of Equisheim and Riquewihr. There will also be a visit of the Castle of Haut Koenigsbour"""Get to know the most beautiful villages of Alsace and get introduced to the wines of the region too. You will visit Riquewihr Colmar and Equisheim. The tour will start at the Castle of Haut Koenigsbourg.This tour is designed for all people that want to do more than just wine tasting. Also if your time is limited and/or if you travel with children this tour is a great optitle=Highlights&1=Guided+small-group+tour+from+Strassbourg+to+taste+wine+in+Alsatian+villages&2=See+a+different+side+of+Alsace&3=Stroll+around+the+villages+of+Riquewihr%2C+Colmar+and+Equisheim.&4=Sample+some+wine+at+the+Castle+of+Haut+Koenigsbourg.&5=Get"""Strasbourg
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Alsace Villages and Wine Day Trip from Colmar
"Explore the pretty villages of Alsace as well as learning about the wine from the region. The tour consists of a guided walking tour of Colmar a visit and tour of Equisheim and Riquewihr.If you are staying in Colmar your guide could exchange the walking tour there to a walking tour of Kaysersberg. There will also be a visit of the Castle of Haut Koenigsbourg as well as wine-tasting. For lunch your guide will take you to a nice local restaurant (own expense)."""Get to know the most beautiful villages of Alsace and get introduced to the wines of the region too. You will visit Riquewihr Colmar and Equisheim. The tour will start at the Castle of Haut Koenigsbourg.This tour is designed for all people that want to do more than just wine tasting. Also if your time is limited and/or if you travel with children this tour is a great optitle=Highlights&1=Alsace+region+day+tour+from+Colmar&2=See+the+Castle+of+Haut+Koenigsbourg%2C+and+visit+the+villages+of+Riquewihr+and+Equisheim&3=Enjoy+a+tasting+of+Alsace+wine&4=Hotel+pickup+included""
From EUR155.00
 
Laguna Water Park Entrance Ticket with Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off Included
"Begin an exciting day at the Laguna Water Park in Germany with the convenience of hotel pickup service. Choose from multiple pickup times to suit your schedule and inform you driver of your preferred return time.Select from one of the five pools at Laguna Water Park and let the fun begin. Surf waves app 86°F (30°C). Jump into the Adventure Pool offering 1884ft² (175m²) of space for swimming and fun. Splash it up in the Children's Paddling Pool 90°F (32°C) with waterfall water-spraying animals and mini-slides. Check out the 82ft (25m) Sports Pool at 82°F (28°C) and the Outdoor Pool at 90°F (32°C). Treat yourself to the Champagne Bubble Beds. Relax as the massage jets and waterfall gently massage you. Experience t at the appointed time to take you and your party back to your hotel."
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Krutenau Quarter or La Petite Venise

Krutenau Quarter or La Petite Venise (Little Venice) is situated in historical center of Colmar on the banks of the River La Lauch. Of course this quarter cannot compete with real Venice it is very beautiful with all its painted brightly half-timbered houses. Here you can take a small boat and have excellent river trip with wonderful scenic views. Boats depart from the moorage with inscription “Depart des barques” in French. There are a lot of restaurants and coffee-bars in this area too.

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Oleg_D.
Apr 30, 2016

A must for the photographer.

This is certainly the most popular photograph of Colmar. A must for every visitor.
It is taken from the bridge of the Turenne street on the Lauch River. The half-timbered houses which form the Romantik hotel - restaurant Le Maréchal constitute the most spectacular element of this part of Colmar called the "Petite Venise".
Actually this district, in the southern part of old Colmar, does not look at all like Venice not even like Bruges. On approximately 1 km the quays of the Lauch with its coloured half timbered houses offer to the visitors and to the photographers a unique spectacle which is typical Alsatian!

As for the Hotel Romantik, so often photographed from the bridge, I staid there some years ago. I would say that it is better from outside than from inside (what ties up with the comments on Trip Advisor). The restaurant is not bad but very 'bourgeois".

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Ceci est certainement la photo la plus prisée des visiteurs de Colmar. Elle se prend à partir du pont de la rue de Turenne sur la rivière Lauch. Les maisons à colombages qui forment l'hôtel Romantik - restaurant Le Maréchal en constituent l'élément le plus spectaculaire.
Le quartier de la Petite Venise se trouve dans la partie sud du vieux Colmar.
Sur environ 1 Km les quais de la Lauch avec ses maisons colorées à colombages offrent aux visiteurs et aux photographes un spectacle unique.
Quant à l'Hôtel Romantik, si souvent photographié à partir du pont, j'en ai fait l'expérience il y a une demi douzaine d'années. Je dirais qu'il est mieux de l'extérieur que de l'intérieur (ce qui rejoint les commentaires sur Trip Advisor). Le restaurant n'est pas mal mais très bourgeois.

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breughel
Nov 25, 2013

Little Venice

Colmar's most eye-catching quarter, and with much of the small city's best architecture crammed into one tiny space. Colmar doesn't have a great deal of waterfront real estate, but it makes the most of what little it has. The little half-timbered Alsatian houses that cling to the edge of the river Lauch as it winds through the city's old fishmonger district.

Originally Little Venice was on the outskirts of the town and little more than a refuge for winemakers and boatmen. It captures so perfectly the essence of Colmar - at least the essence that tourists want captured - the district is now central to most visitor's plans.

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antistar
Oct 10, 2013

Boating - Petite Venice

Time would not permit us to enjoy a boat tour of Petite Venice. However it would be the ideal way to enjoy this fabulous district as you are so close to the old buildings.

For those walking I doubt if you can walk canal side , and we could not find a path so we had to settle for the view from the bridge. We walked the street and saw the other side of the buldings (non waterfront). The street side was not as beautiful as the waterfront.

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Mikebb
Sep 01, 2013
 
 
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Petite Venice - Relaxing & Beautiful.

From the Covered Market we took the short walk to Petite Venice, the most beautiful section of the Old Town.

On each side of the waterway are beautiful multi story houses built centuries ago. All well kept, with flower baskets hanging from the walls. Many of the waterside properties were now used as restaurants with tables on the decking overlooking the waterway. The ideal place to enjoy lunch in the sun.

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Mikebb
Sep 01, 2013

the small venice by boat

Come and discover on a flat-bottomed boat, its lovely, authentic landscape.

Open every day from April to September and each Week-End of March and October.
Departure between 10.00 AM to 12.00 PM and 01.30 PM to 07.00 PM during high season.
30 minute long commented trip.

Tickets sold on boats.
Individual: 6 € per person.
Free for children under 10.

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Christophe01
Aug 15, 2012

La Petite Venise

To find Colmar at its most charming, wander along the calm canals that wind through La Petite Venise, an area of bright Alsatian houses with colorful shutters and window boxes that's south of the center of town.

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black_mimi99
May 02, 2012

See the Place de la Fontaine Roesselmann

At the center of the Place of Six Black Mountains is a Fountain topped by the statue of Roesselmann, created by the local son Auguste Bartholdi (1834-1903); the statue also commemorates Colmar's heroes from the 1870 War, erected in 1888. There are other statues created by Bartholdi in town. One is a statue which has been placed on top of the Maison des Tetes; another is a statue of Baron Lazare of Schwendi, lord of Holandsberg, in the Place de l'Ancienne Douane. In the area next to the Place are many other old buildings, one tall one cvered with multicolored tiles.

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hquittner
Aug 26, 2010
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"Sweet Little Colmar"
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Mikebb

"Colmar - Ideal Day Trip From Strasbourg"
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breughel

"Our favoured Alsatian city"
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"Colmar - German influence in France"
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"Colmar, capital of the former Décapole"
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Walk in the Krutenau and the Petite Venise

The River Lauch runs through this most picturesque area of Colmar with old houses on each side of the river. The east side is the Krutenau district and there is a bend to the east half-way through. Also on the right side is a Natural History Museum. On the left bank is the Place des Six Montagnes Noire. It is at this bend that the most famous picture is repeatedly made (at least 15 copies of it are in VT, our second picture).

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hquittner
Aug 26, 2010

Little Venice

There are many towns and cities in Europe with a "Little Venice". This one is my favourite of the three I have seen, I must admit. Easy to find in the centre of the old town, it is the very best place to sit and watch the world go by. Lots of lovely little restaurants to enjoy as well. It's the perfect spot for a coffee break whilst you're walking around the town.

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Maryimelda
Aug 20, 2010

La Petite Venise

This is a quaint part of the old town, where fishmongers, leather tanners, and other merchants lived and worked. Since it's criss-crossed by the canals of the River Lauch, the best way to see it is by boat. Tour boats called the barques plates take visitors around the area daily. Guides can speak French, German, or English. This is similar to La Petite France in Strasbourg, or Bruges in Belgium.

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Tom_Fields
Nov 30, 2008

Petite Venise

Petite Venise (Small Venice) is the lowest part of Colmar and its special landscapes are photographed by every visitor to the city. From both sides of this small bridge, the view on the Lauch river framed with old half timber houses is outstanding.

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JLBG
Mar 30, 2008

Things to Do Near Colmar

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Old Town

Fishmonger’s Quarter is situated in historical center of Colmar along Quai de la Poissonnerie and Rue de la Poissonnerie. Here you are going to find many half-timbered houses built mostly in XVII...
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Churches

Present Collegiate Church of Saint Martin was built between 1234 and 1365. It was built over previous Romanesque church of XII century and that Romanesque church was built over much earlier...
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Museums

Museum is situated in medieval Dominican Convent and has huge collections of artifacts starting from prehistoric times till XIX century. For people like me especially interesting is collection of arms...
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Fountains/ Statues

Lazarus von Schwendi the Baron von Hohenlandsberg was born in 1522 in Mittelbiberach. He was illegitimate child but in 1524 he was legitimized by the Emperor Charles V of Holy Roman Empire. He studied...
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House of Heads

La Maison des Têtes or House of the Heads was built in 1609 for the merchant Anton Burger. The Heads House is attributed to the architect Albert Schmidt who also was the author of the old Protestant...
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