Some years ago already, the Lonely Planet guides voted Alsace first among the top ten regions to be discovered in the world. Yes, Alsace is unquestionably spectacularly beautiful and the city of Colmar is just at the heart of it. A very special combination of history, culture, scenery, and especially food and wine makes it one of the most delightful places to visit in all of Europe. 

Regularly the city of Colmar, in the heart of Alsace but also in the middle of the Upper Rhine valley, came up among the awarded places to go. In 2018, after a 3 week online contest, Colmar was voted #3 among the best destinations in Europe. Just now the contest has started for 2020. Your vote is expected from January 15 to February 5, 2020.

Colmar needs and deserves (see why here) your support and vote. You may vote once per week from January 15 to February 5. Only one vote per IP address is possible but this means that you (and all members of your family) can vote independently with your/ their smartphone when not connected at your home wifi.
Just go to the website and click on the COLMAR icon.

As every year since 2009, the “European Best Destinations” revealed in January the cities in the running for the award of the Best European Destination of the year. This selection was established after examination of 260 localities through Europe.
The little Colmar (70,284 inhabitants only!) has been designated among the 20 best places of interest in Europe, alongside very big cities such as Paris, London, Amsterdam, Berlin and many others.
Then, it is up to the Internet users to decide on the candidate cities supreme title, by voting online.

Last time, more than 30000 people went to the website of European Best Destinations and voted for Colmar.

We need your support and vote. You may vote once per week from January 15 to February 5. Only one vote per IP address is possible but this means that you (and all members of your family) can vote independently with your/ their smartphone when not connected at your home wifi.
Just go to the website and click on the COLMAR icon.

More about the city of Colmar and central Alsace 

Right in the middle of Alsace, there is Colmar. The wealth and fame of Colmar is dating back to the 13th century, making it a must-see historical center with prestigious monuments.
Colmar is full of romantic places to enjoy: the little Venice, the quai de la Poissonnerie, the area of the Tanners …
City of Art and Culture, Colmar offers some prestigious museums including the now famous Unterlinden museum, which is a must to visit. The four seasons are marked in Colmar by events such as the famous wine fair (August), Christmas and Easter markets, music festivals including the international music (July) and jazz (September) festivals.

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  • Colmar was declared 2nd best Christmas market in Europe, and 1st Christmas market in France, by vote audience of visitors in 2017
  • Colmar was listed among the 52 destinations to see in the world, by the New York Times in 2016
  • According to the survey conducted by European Best Destinations in 2017, Colmar was among the 19 best medieval cities of Europe,
  • Colmar was awarded “Best destination for Easter”, following a poll directed by European Best Destinations in 2017
  • According to TripAdvisor, Colmar is part of the top 10 places that seem straight come out of a fairy tale.
  • See more about Colmar in the heart of the Upper Rhine valley and why Colmar is the leading spot in the region.

We need your support and vote. You may vote once per week from January 15 to February 5. Only one vote per IP address is possible but this means that you (and all members of your family) can vote independently with your/ their smartphone when not connected at your home wifi.
Just go to the website and click on the COLMAR icon.