Among the wine-route towns, this one is particularly interesting for visitors. Stop at the office of tourism on the town square. It’s in the pink building near the fountain watched over by the Virgin Mary.
The office is well stocked with maps and brochures in English, and the staff will be able to tell you about special events in the town.
There are several planned walking tours:
Wine enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to the wine shop Cave de Turckheim at on 16 Rue des Tuileries, 03-89-30-23-60. Taste some excellent wines at the vineyard Domaine Zind-Humbrech, 4 Route de Colmar (D11). Call ahead: ) 3 89 27 02 05.
History buffs will want to see World War II photographs, letters, and German military orders in the small museum Musée Mémorial des Combats de la Poche de Colmar ($) tucked into a garden at 25 Rrue du Conseil, on the road to Wintzenheim, 03-89-80-86-66.
During the summer, you can follow le Veilleur de nuit (the Night Watchman) dressed in the old traditional style, as he makes his rounds through the town beginning at 10pm each night.