My best friend from Ukraine came to visit me in Germany recently. As we were discussing what to do during her stay, I suggested going to Colmar. This French town is located just a 40 minutes bus ride from my current home and it is so pretty that I went there a few times already. To my surprise, my friend never heard of Colmar before! Sometimes I see Colmar on the lists of hidden gems on the Internet but you just need to go there once during Christmas to understand that this is no more an off-the-beaten-path destination. I will write a blog post with the tips to visit Colmar soon but here are some photos to inspire your wanderlust if you don’t dream of visiting Colmar yet. 😉
Colmar is famous for its half-timbered houses and a very well-preserved Old Town.
One of the most famous houses is a Maison Pfister. Colmar is believed to be the inspirational site for the animation movie “Howl’s Moving Castle” and this particular house can be spotted in the film.
Colmar has its own “little Venice” where you can take a boat tour to see the city from the water.
This is probably the most Instagrammable house in Colmar.
In Colmar, you should pay attention to the details of house decorations. I find those half-timbered houses already pretty enough but the decorations make them even more cute.
In December Chrismas markets are spread all over the city and Christmas decorations are everywhere turningColmar in a fairytale town.
Later the Easter decorations change the Christmas theme and in summer, flowers are everywhere.
And finally, don’t forget famous French baked goods. Gugelhupf (Kugelhopf) is traditional cake in Alsace region.
Do you feel inspired to visit Colmar now? Or maybe you have been there already?
Let me know in the comments!