There are many variations of the dish, but we chose the Tarte Flambée Gratin which consisted of Fromage Blanc (white cheese), Crème Fresh, Lardon and Onions and Fromage Rapé. It was wonderfully flavorful and cheesy especially when complimented by crisp fresh Alsatian white wine and a nice cold beer!
These groups were organized into corporations or guilds. The brightly painted half-timbered houses dating from 1350–1609, that line the nearby streets, belonged to members of these powerful guilds. If you are interested in seeing these beautiful houses from the canal, you can board canal boat tours of the Little Venice, at the Saint-Pierre Bridge.
The terrace café of La Krutenau Wistub is located right next to the first stop in the tour of at the Quai de la Poissonnerie (Fishing Quay), which is accessible by a small bridge that crosses Rue des Tanneurs. Fishermen used to sell fresh fish here that had been caught in Colmar’s waters.