Eguisheim, one of the fairytale villages in Alsace, is a great day trip from Colmar, France, being only 30 minutes away. If you don’t know how to get there, check out our post on getting from Colmar to Eguisheim.
Things to do in Eguisheim
We loved Eguisheim, except for the bathroom incident.
It’s a compact town that you can cross in about five minutes. Simply stroll down the narrow streets and be surprised by what you find.
Rue de Ramparts
Be sure to walk the Rue de Ramparts around the perimeter of town to get the maximum out of your visit.
It’s hard to miss the main town square with its little chateau and its chapel for local son Pope Leo IX.
In contrast to Colmar, there were far fewer tourists here which made for a pleasant experience.
Food and Wine Caves
While you are here have lunch in a local restaurant or stop in a local wine “cave”.
Eguisheim is small; you can probably see everything in half a day. There was only one bus going back to Colmar so make sure you don’t miss it.
Other great day trips from Colmar include Ribeauville and Riquewihr.
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