It´s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… my favorite time of the year is here! Lights and decorations, music and carols, shopping and cooking, hot chocolate and movies, – lots of things pop into my mind with a word “Christmas”, but mostly all these unforgettable moments with our loved ones!
The Magic of Christmas: Colmar
I normally spend Christmas at home. Nevertheless, every year in December I try to travel somewhere to a colder Europe in search of some Christmas inspiration. Spain is probably my favorite place to live from al the places I´ve been to: but you barely get this christmas-is-coming feeling with +16°C in Dec. Which is an amazing weather, no doubts. However, Gluhwein, hot chocolate and cozy Christmas sweaters barely make any sense. And snow becomes an unreal dream.
So far German Christmas markets were leading in my list of Christmas destinations, especially those in Bavaria with Rothenburg ob der Tauber being my no.1. However, this year my trip to Alsace has revealed one of my new absolute favorites – a magical Colmar.
The trip itself was horrible [lol]. A thick fog, windy cold weather (it was -1°C, but felt like -10°C), the accident at the French railroad (due to which we´d spent 3h freezing inside the Colmar train station). Additionally, it was also a relationship anniversary for me and my man, so we missed our dinner reservation (if you also have once in a while, one of these days when nothing goes right in your life – this definitely was mine). And despite everything I´d gladly repeat this trip all over again! And here you guess, how amazing must be Colmar if anything else becomes irrelevant? – And you´re right.
Initially, we planned to do some sightseeing in Colmar but ended up walking from one market to another. We spent a whole day discovering the charm of The Old City and Little Venice, blinded by this magical Christmas atmosphere.
It´s hard to describe with words how magical was this tiny little village. Some streets looked like the ones from the “Beauty and the Beast” animated movie. Colmar should be extremely beautiful all year round. But all the lights, markets, shops, french cafes, smells and spices… made The Old Town of Colmar a real life fairy tale.
A quick stop at L´atelier de Yann Patisserie
May the magic of Christmas fills your hearts with happiness,