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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.