Our Black Forest tours naturally expand into the neighboring Alsace region as the whole Upper Rhine Valley shares a common cultural background. Over centuries the Alsace has been fought over by Germany and France. Out of this a strong Alsatian identity has developed, which manifests itself in no other town of the Alsace more than in Colmar.
With its 9th century medieval lanes and squares, 13th century Gothic churches and original Old Town, Colmar appears to have stepped out of a storybook. The townіs streets are filled with intact Alsatian homes and a colorful mix of French and German Renaissance architecture. Colmar is home to historic neighborhoods; rivers and canals invite for a stroll. Add your character into the story of Colmar as you as you immerse yourself in more than one thousand years of history. Part of this history is the beautifully restored Quartier des Tenneurs, named for the tanners who worked here in the 17th century half-timbered houses.
The heart of the Alsace is beating at the Musée d´Unterlinden, originally built as a Dominican Monastery in the 13th century. Most famous exposй is the Isenheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grünewald.
Colmar is of course the capital of Alsatian wine making; protected by the warm climate east of the Vosges mountains some of the finest white wines in Europe are grown here. 119 villages are producing more than 150.000.000 bottles of white wine per year – particularly Gewürztraminer, Cremet d’Alsace and Riesling have made this wine region so famous.
Colmar is also the home town of Frederic Auguste Bartoldi. Bartoldi was born here in 1834 and was not only the creator of the Statue of Liberty, but has designed and created many fountains and sculptures, many of which are exhibited in the town.
This tour can be expanded into a Black Forest day trip by adding our Alsatian Villages tour and is available all year round.
- Minimum Number of Guests: 2
- Maximum Number of Guests: 20
- Smaller / Larger Groups: on request
- Price: from $99,- per group