Monday, January 2, 2012

Colmar

Today was a journey to the French town of Colmar.  It has a well preserved old town that was lovely to wander around.  There is even a district called little Venice



We spend a good couple of hours at the Unter Linden museum.  The collection of medieval items and art is fantastic.  A gem, included a couple of Picassos.

We briefly stopped in the village of Riquewihr which has buildings that look straight out of the 16th century.  Sadly the 11 tour buses and 200 cars pouring people into the cobbled streets rather ruined the atmosphere.  We did see the largest blocks of nougat we have ever seen.

We finished the day by driving up to Haut Koenisburg castle to admire the view below. Huge number of people were seeking or were at the castle. We passed.

On the drive back to Freiburg we stopped for gas.  After leaving Andrew realized the boot was not properly latched.  He decided that the most appropriate place to stop and rectify it was to stop ON a round about.  Yes, it was quiet, yes it was a large round about and yes he was on the edge but.....

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