This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Colmar. To help you make friends with Colmar before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Colmar, Alsace, France, is a city with around sixty-eight thousand inhabitants in the Alsace region, in the east of France. The city is only around fourteen kilometres from the border between France and Germany. It is a popular tourist destination thanks to its lovely historic centre with well-preserved architectural landmarks. If you want to visit the area and you have to take a plane, check out flights to Strasbourg in France, Baden-Baden in Germany, or Basel in Switzerland. Numerous low-cost airlines offer flights to one of these three airports. Therefore, you will find an option for a cheap flight that meets your requirements. The closest of these three airports is the Euro Airport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg. It is actually located on the French side of the border triangle. From there you can take one of the regular trains or buses to get to Colmar.
During summer, the maximum temperature usually ranges from twenty-four to twenty-six degrees Celsius. The local microclimate is responsible for the low precipitation throughout the year. In winter, you can expect maximum average temperatures between five and seven degrees Celsius.
Since the city is a popular tourist destination, you can choose from a large number of hotels and guesthouses. The hotels are spread in the centre, most offering three or four stars. If you travel on a shoestring, check out the supply of hostels in Colmar, Alsace, France. Your hostel in Colmar, Alsace, France, is not in the historic centre, but it is still in walking distance. Your Colmar, Alsace, France hostel offers Wi-Fi for guests, just like the majority of the hotels.
The so-called Little Venice is an area with canals and beautiful architecture. It is a perfect spot for pictures and popular on social media sites. There are numerous worth-seeing buildings in the centre; some of them -- such as Maison Pfister and Ancienne Douane, also known by the name of Koïfhus -- were built in the fifteenth and sixteenth century. Do not forget to check out the Maison des Tetes, the House of the Heads, as well. Fortunately, the Old Town is compact and it is easy to get around by foot.
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