|La Maison Pfister (1537), Colmar - FRANCE|
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Colmar, Haut-Rhin - FRANCE
After celebrating my birthday (with a huge plate of delicious choucroute alsacienne - thanks Anabela!) we took the amazing beautiful wine route with a stop in the wonderful town of Colmar. The only negative thing I have to say is that it's crowded with tourists (like us), but walking in the historic center along the canals it's really unforgettable - this isn't a UNESCO WHS but it should be because of the wine route and specially the amazingly well preserved alsacian typical houses.
Colmar is the third-largest commune of the Alsace region in north-eastern France. It is the seat of the prefecture of the Haut-Rhin department and the arrondissement of Colmar. The town is situated along the Alsatian Wine Route and considers itself to be the "capital of Alsatian wine" (capitale des vins d'Alsace). The city is renowned for its well preserved old town, its numerous architectural landmarks and its museums. The "little Venice" is the name given to the course of the Lauch in Colmar.