Alsatian wine is usually white wine made from grapes and has a fruity flavour. The distinctness is on account of specifically written words "Vin d'Alsace" indicating Wine from Alsace which distinguishes it from the wine grown in Burgundy and in Bordeaux.
On the Route du Vin expect to pass vineyards, castles, quaint little villages and lots of character
Bartholdi - the Creator of the Statue of Liberty gifted by France to the USA in the 18th century was born in Colmar
Numerous cafes adorn the side walks of Colmar.
|Why||Alsatian Wine, history, sculptings, art, canals and dollops of natural beauty!|
|For whom||White wine connossieurs, history and culture lovers|
|Best season||April - October but good in Christmas|
|Likely cost per person||Euro 175-200 (Rs 12,000 - 16,000)|
|Approximate cost per person (2 days)||In Euro||In INR|
|Accommodation (4 star hotel)||80||6,400|
**Prices and exchange rate as existing as at August 2014
The Village of Ribeauville - a must do when in Colmar and on the Route Du Vin
Kayserberg - the first town from Colmar on the Route Du Vin
Gare De Colmar - built in 1907 is the first welcoming sight in Colmar standing at the edge of the old town.
The Koiffhus - Old Customs House is a fine building which at one time housed the office of the League of Trading Cities. Today it has a restaurant and houses many different exhibitions in Colmar. Must see in Colmar.
The magical experience of the boat ride in La Petite Venice.
Half timbered houses are a peculiar characteristic of Colmar. Most houses have ground floors made of stone and the upper floors from timber
Proximity to the Vosges mountains meant plenty of timber distinctly used in all houses in Colmar. Also frequent flooding of the Rhine meant timbered houses were easier to knock down and be carried away.
In olden times the colour of each house revealed the profession of the family occupying it. For instance a sculptor would use a different colour while a mason would use another.
Located near the German border, Alsace's claim to fame is its famous white wine growing areas as well as the Alsatian wine route
A boat ride on Petit Venice is a must do in Colmar!