Colmar is the center of the 'Haut Rhin' region and is also known as 'Alsace Wine Capital' on the Alsace -Lorraine route. The town was found in the 9th century and it was ruled by French and German for many years before becoming totally French territory. By the way Colmar, is one of the towns in Europe that did not participate in WWII. Therefor there has been no damages or loss in the town during the World War. The population of Colmar is around 71.000. Every year the number of tourists visiting the town is increasing and therefor the latest statistics shows that the number of tourists have exceeded to 3.500.000 visitors. The road signs in town is easy and simple to follow. Therefor you in advance know in how many minutes you will reach your destination if you walk or ride a bicycle. The most beautiful decorted streets in town are Rue des Merchands, Rue des Boulengers and Rue de Merciere. We had stayed in Colmar for 2 nights and 3 days and here is the list of the places to be visited.
Frederic Auguste Bartholdi: You may not remember his name but you definitely know the 'Statue of Liberty' which is in New York City. The monument was built by the sculptor Bartholdi who was born in 1886 in Colmar. The statue was made for the 100th anniversary celebrations of United States. The replica of the ‘Statue of Liberty’ is in a park near the train station. There is a 3-storey museum named after Bartholdi in the center of 'Old Town'. In Bartholdi Museum sculptors and personal belongings are exhebited. The entrance fee is €6p/person. Just across the road there is a restaurant which is called ‘Bartholdi Restaurant’. You cannot miss the bronze plates of the statue of liberty on the pavements. If you follow them they will lead you to the house where Bartholdi was born. This house is known as 'Salle du Corps de Garde'.