Monday, December 19, 2011

Bartholdi's Hometown

Colmar is a really old town that was founded in the 9th century. One of its most famous residents was Frederic Bartholdi, the sculptor of the Statute of Liberty. Throughout the town you will find a museum dedicated to his work as well as this statute of him and a tiny statute of liberty on his shoulder. Colmar also claims to be the capital of the Alsatian wine region.

I loved the architecture of the buildings especially the Eglise Saint-Martin, the largest church of Colmar and one of the largest in Haut-Rhin. It has stained glass windows and several Gothic and Renaissance sculptures and altars.

We really enjoyed this town and especially the food. Wonderfully rich, buttery dishes. Fantastic wines.