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Colmar, Alsace, France

Colmar, a city that’s overflowing with medieval half-timbered buildings and flower-lined canals was on my travel list for very long.

This belonged to Germany until WWII and was the last town in France to be liberated at the end of the war and has been French ever since then which is why there is a heavy German influence on Colmar’s architecture.

Colmar is the perfect place to wander around and see what you come across. Waterside houses are painted in pastel colors and twisting cobbled streets take you back in time. The locals seem justifiably proud of their homes, and everything is neatly painted and maintained. Walking in Colmar seemed like stepping into pages of a fairytale.