Colmar

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What is the Festival de Colmar?

Since 1980, Colmar is home to an international summer festival of classical music Festival de Colmar (also known as Festival international de musique classique de Colmar ). In its first version (1980 to 1989), it was placed under the artistic direction of the German conductor Karl Münchinger.

What is the meaning of Colmar?

Colmar (French: Colmar, pronounced [kɔlmaʁ]; Alsatian: Colmer [ˈkolməʁ]; German during 1871–1918 and 1940–1945: Kolmar) is the third-largest commune of the Alsace region in north-eastern France. It is the seat of the prefecture of the Haut-Rhin department and the arrondissement of Colmar-Ribeauvillé.

Is Colmar worth a visit?

A visit to Colmar is a must-stop while spending a weekend in Alsace. Its reputation as a pretty town is firmly established, and frankly, it is completely well-deserved! It’s a true picture-postcard town, where it’s extremely pleasant to wander around. I don’t believe that I know one single person who didn’t fall under the spell of Colmar!

Where is Colmar Wine?

Colmar is situated on the Alsatian Wine Route and considers itself to be the capital of Alsatian wine (capitale des vins dAlsace).

What is the International Festival of Colmar?

Thus, since 1989 Colmar has focused on several artists. The artists who have been honoured by the International Festival of Colmar have not only been exceptional performers, for their absolute devotion to classical music and art, in addition to their humanism and feeling of duty to others, has often led them to a more global commitment.

When is the best time of year to visit Colmar?

There’s not really a bad time for visiting Colmar. Summer is peak season, with warm dry days around 20–25°C (68–77°F). A host of festivals, including the Colmar International Festival and Alsace Wine Fair in July, mean the town can get very busy in summer.

What to do in Colmar?

The city is renowned for its well-preserved old town, its numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums, among which is the Unterlinden Museum, which houses the Isenheim Altarpiece . Colmar is situated on the Alsatian Wine Route and considers itself to be the capital of Alsatian wine ( capitale des vins dAlsace ).

What is the meaning of Colmar?

Colmar (French: Colmar, pronounced [kɔlmaʁ]; Alsatian: Colmer [ˈkolməʁ]; German during 1871–1918 and 1940–1945: Kolmar) is the third-largest commune of the Alsace region in north-eastern France. It is the seat of the prefecture of the Haut-Rhin department and the arrondissement of Colmar-Ribeauvillé.

When is the best time of year to visit Colmar?

There’s not really a bad time for visiting Colmar. Summer is peak season, with warm dry days around 20–25°C (68–77°F). A host of festivals, including the Colmar International Festival and Alsace Wine Fair in July, mean the town can get very busy in summer.

Should I stay in Colmar or Strasbourg?

Where there is La Petite France in Strasbourg you have La Petite Venice in Colmar, but the historical houses and streets are evenly cute and idyllic. I would maybe say Strasbourg has more culture to offer (there are plenty of museums to visit), however Colmar is very colourful. So each has their own charm, depending on what you prefer.

What is it like to live in Colmar?

In Colmar it seems your house is an artwork as well as a place to live. In among the houses are a mix of cute boutique shops selling local produce like chocolate and wine, as well as art and antiques. Some of the shops have ornate wrought-iron signs hanging over the street to show what they sell.

Where to go wine tasting in Colmar?

There are plenty of wine bars and shops in Colmar where you can try the area’s wines, but if you want to find out more you can also head out on the Alsace Wine Route. The full route covers over 170km and has hundreds of vineyards and wine producers you can visit.

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