We decided to spend New Year’s holidays in fairy tale Colmar. On instagram, for a couple of years ago follow posts about him and harassed my boyfriend about go there, but always we have some other destinations win.
This year, finally filled my desire (if you really want something, might be achieve). Or what he said: “She wants, I perform it.”
I’m not romantic, I never had that line (what I like about myself) but as I was visiting Colmar I realized that some cities and it can get away from me.
Although we expected the snow (which is kind of normal for the New Year), a temperature of 15 degrees, we were surprised but did not destroy the experience and atmosphere.
I was thrilled with Colmar! It is so colorful, charismatic and pleasant for walking and sightseeing. Region Alsace is fantastic, Colmar and its tourist center. I thought it was a smaller city, but I was wrong. It is the second largest city in the region.
The city, like most border towns, changing “owners” and so in the 17th century belonged to France to the Prussian War passed into the hands of Germany. Then, after World War II returned to France, and then again during the Second World War came under German rule. After that permanently returns France where today it belongs.
For this reason, in the traces of German culture, architecture and language.
At the entrance to Colmar will welcome you with a smaller version of New York’s Statue of Liberty. The reason for this is that he was born in Colmar Frédéric Bartholdi, the sculptor of the Statue of Liberty which France paid tribute to America.
Through the city flows the river Lauch, which has a channel connected to the Rhine. Because of the many bridges and canals the city is also called “La Petite Venise” (Little Venice).
The magical variegation of the old town of Colmar really seems irresistible. Many visitors claim that this is a place where you feel like you’re in a fairy tale. And it really is so certify.
The longer we walked and toured the city, that I was getting happier and happier. Just a place like this I’ve been waiting! Colmar is special, every house is the same, and yet, each different in its own way. Each is a different color and decorated differently. And there was a New Year’s magic everywhere. I stop in front of every house, elated, each watch without blinking, breathless and photos, photos..
New Year’s eve enthusiasm in this city still survives. I am pleased to see that there are still imaginative people to your city so fabulous and afford guests a true cinematic experience.
Dusk slowly began to fall, and Colmar is becoming more and more interesting. He hoped the New Year all the lights and the magic began … It feels divine. Simply, a place like this one can not leave anyone indifferent.
It’s morning, and we continue where we left off yesterday. Immaculately preserved buildings and historic heritage makes it one of the most beautiful small towns in Europe. The old part of the town is a protected area, and because of its rich historical heritage, tourists and travelers visiting Colmar throughout the year.
The reason is distinguished by a special charm because, as you walk the streets, it seems that you’ve wandered into a time long ago.
Do not miss the Museum Unterlinden, the Dominican church from the 14th century, Maison Adolph, one of the oldest buildings in the world, Toy Museum and the Museum of Natural History and Ethnography.
In one of the parks is a carousel from 1900 (the first time I saw the glazed Carousel) in which, unfortunately, can not be driven by adults. At the cashier did not understand my joke that I’m someone’s child and I want to take a drive. But come on, forgive them.
Unavoidable route is La Petite Venise, part of the city with the old fishermen’s houses along the canal. Dock where the unloading and sale of fish, two bridges Turen and Saint Pierre. Channel, if you want, you can ride the boat.
Little Venice is a great place to taste French cuisine and their wine (this is the famous wine region). Widely known Alsatian cuisine from which I extract the sweet cake which make almost as well as my mother.
If the Colmar stay longer than two or three days, do not miss to visit the surrounding villages. To them can be easily reached by public buses that stop at the railway station. Two of the best are definitely Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr (lines 106 and 108).
From Colmar I brought a little magic. That is when you sprinkle me informed drab everyday, between two trips to a new mythical city that will wake up feeling that you were convinced that they do not have…
By: Ivana Kovačević