CHRISTMAS MARKETS IN COLMAR, FRANCE / ALSACE REGION

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December 12, 2016,  Second Stop

Second stop of the day after Riquewihr, Germany  was Colmar, France in the Alsace Region.   Colmar is another picturesque  town full  of 15th and 16th century half-timbered buildings.

The Christmas tree is believed to have originated  in   Alsace in the 16th century when it was part of Germany.  The Christmas Tree  custom spread to other countries by way of marriage.   The Christmas decorations were everywhere!!

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These buildings were in  an area called  Petite Venice in Colmar.

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Birds of the day…

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Thanks for reading!

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jeannieadams
    Dec 27, 2016 @ 10:00:08

    So happy you enjoyed traveling with me via blog! Looking forward to getting together so we can ” catch up”. Thanks for being a loyal follower !

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  2. Maureen
    Dec 27, 2016 @ 07:39:19

    I gained a pound just looking at the sweets. The politically incorrect Santa, with a beer and pipe, would never make it at Macy’s. Great photos, particularly of the birds. Can’t wait to hear about the trip!!!

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