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Jul 23rd, 2018, 08:49 AM
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Germany/French border: Konstance, Colmar or Baden Baden

If time only permits a visit to 1 or 2 out of these 3 towns, which would you choose and why? How many days do I need in each to get a nice visit without being too rushed? Thank you!
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Jul 23rd, 2018, 12:10 PM
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Any of these 3 towns can be visited in half a day, but the real gems are in the respective hinterlands.
All depends on your interests and on your itinerary.
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Jul 23rd, 2018, 12:32 PM
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Baden-Baden could be a destination itself - tour ornate historic casino or wager there - we spent a delightful day there -especially nice for walking in a park-like setting but yes these towns themselves have little more of interest than a day or so but are great bases - what are your overall trip plans and how much time do you have for these places?
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Jul 23rd, 2018, 02:42 PM
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We have 10 days/9 nights total, need to spend at least 2 nights in Heidelberg, flying in and out of FRA. Can't hit all these towns in the other 7 days plus see a bit of Munich so trying to narrow down to 1 or 2 of the towns I list in the OP. Thx!
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Jul 23rd, 2018, 02:48 PM
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Freiburg would make a better base for drives thru Black Forest and IMO is a much nicer town all in all.
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Jul 23rd, 2018, 04:06 PM
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I liked the colorful SMALL town of Colmar. So walkable and typically Alsatian. You can meander down twisted cobble alleyways at a nice slow pace!
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Jul 23rd, 2018, 04:08 PM
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Add Petite Venise, the Unterlinden museum and a crepe....heaven!
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Jul 29th, 2018, 02:44 PM
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I liked Colmar; and I loved Strasbourg, which is also very nice and not far away.

Konstance is also beautiful, especially in spring when you can combine it with a visit to Mainau, the Island of the Flowers.
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Jul 30th, 2018, 10:37 AM
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We enjoyed Colmar. Strasbourg was nice. The little villages of Riquewihr and Eguisheim glorious (very close to Colmar).
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Jul 30th, 2018, 11:34 AM
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Colmar, Strasbourg and Baden Baden are very nice.

But I second the idea of visiting the Unterlinden museum in Colmar. Musée Unterlinden - Colmar | Any Port in a Storm
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