Tuesday, 15 May 2012

General impressions of Colmar, a town in the Alsace region

Many of us must know the Alsace as a famous wine region with their Crémant, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and the Gewürztraminer but it also has fabulous towns like Colmar. The old town is a collection of beautiful houses with wooden decorations alongside small canals. There is even an area called “La Petite Venise” or Small Venice. Besides special houses, Colmar is known for its statues, parks and flowers. The pictures below give you a general impression.

Velen van ons kennen de Elzas als wijnstreek met de Crémant, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris en de Gewürztraminer maar er zijn ook ongelooflijke steden zoals Colmar. Het oude stadscentrum is een verzameling van mooie huizen met houten decoratie die langs kleine kanaaltjes staan. Er is zelfs een gebied dat “La Petite Venise” of het kleine Venetië wordt genoemd. Behalve deze mooie huizen is Colmar ook gekend voor zijn standbeelden, parken en bloemen. De foto’s geven u een algemeen beeld van de stad.. 
 
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Square in the old town of Colmar

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Artistic picture from Kristel

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Filip in front of tourist train - funny

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Restaurants serving pork are popular

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almost 500 years old Pfister House

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almost 500 years old Pfister House

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art in the streets of Colmar

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old barn in the city centre of Colmar

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stork on the roof of the church

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the Central Station of Colmar

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22 comments:

  1. Colmar looks a delightful town - sunshine and blue skies too. You are really experiencing lots of wonderful architecture on your travels.

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  2. Ja, een prachtig stadje! Mooie impressie.

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  3. Great shots! I felt that I was walking the streets with you & Kristal.. Love the barn & stork.

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  4. It really does look like I have walked into a fairy tale!!!! Or else back in time. It would be a wonderful place to get away from everything.

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  5. Fanyastic fotos and Colmar looks such a town which has to to see before ....
    It looks so wonderfull, I love places like this. You are happy you have been there. Thanks for sharing your trip,
    Greetings!

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  6. You have chosen wonderful motifs for us, an interesting city... very nice shots...
    Best regards, Karin

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  7. I was in Colmar many years ago... wonderful place

    Thanks to remember me this place

    Ciao
    Stefano

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  8. Je gidst ons weer door een heel mooie stad, Filip !
    Lie(f)s.

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  9. Very nice town...your pictures are inviting for a visit.
    J+C

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  10. Colmar is always worth a visit! When I lived in Basle a visit was just a stone's throw. You have captured the atmosphere really beautifully and it was nice to see you, Filip! Christa

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  11. Very nice photos and a fantastic looking place! Love that follow on the corner of the Pfister House.

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  12. Looks like a lovely little town steeped in history. I especially like the photo of the door viewed from the archway. Lovely composition!

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  13. This looks like a charming old town with unique architecture. Is that Mr. Pfister still guarding his place?

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  14. Those houses are gorgeous! It looks like a village in Disney. :)

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  15. what a dear little town!



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  16. ik stop er regelmatig, op weg naar 'beneden' en hou erg van Colmar
    anni

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  17. Een prachtig stadje met vakmanshuizen, ben er ook nog geweest jaren geleden. Mooie herinnering

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  18. Thanks so much for this tour, I'm taking my notes here.Adorable city and your pictures are beautiful postcards!I like the tourist train,I want to try as well!
    Hugs
    Léia

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  19. Wouhaaaaaaaaaaa!! superbe effectivement!! je suis une amoureuse de l'Alsace!! j'y suis déjà allée plusieurs fois avec toujours autant de plaisir! Merci pour ces belles photos!! bisousssssssssss

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  20. Mooie impressie laat je ons zien. Ik geniet met jullie mee. Flapp lekker voor straks, Dietmut

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  21. Oh what a perfectly fun post! I so like that 500 year old statue, and you look so cool (not too funny) by that train!

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  22. Oh and I just noticed the photo of this stork! Great looking bird!

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