Colmar

colmar-canalcolmar-potterystork-nest-colmarColmar is in France’s Alsace region and is a really nice “walking-around” town.  There are canals bordered by colorful, half-timbered German-style buildings.  We had fun searching for storks and their nests on roofs and spires.  Having a stork chose your roof to nest upon is considered good luck!  The region is also known for decorative pottery baking dishes and giant, fancy iced gingerbread cookies in various shapes.  We visited around Easter and there were many giant eggs (one over 3 m high), colorful bunnies and other decorations festooning the shops and windows.  We also saw the famous and very interesting Isenheim Altarpiece at the Unterlinden Museum.

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7 thoughts on “Colmar

    1. barbevans Post author

      Thanks! I think you would like this area. We stayed in Riquewier, near Colmar and we loved it. It looked like a fairy tale village from a Disney set. There’s a nice castle too.

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    1. barbevans Post author

      Thank you! This is a nice part of France to visit and it’s very close to Germany too (the “spa region” where there are thermal waters).

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