When I first visited Alsace a few years ago, I was super-duper excited about Colmar. I’d seen all those online lists championing it as one of the prettiest small towns in Europe, and I was chomping at the bit. I agreed to do a month of cruises on the Upper Rhine just so I could get to see Colmar.
Colmar was okay. Yes, it’s pretty, but I just felt it to be a bit fake and not lived-in. I suppose that’s something to write about another time. What stole my heart, however, was the big city down the road. A city I hadn’t really ever thought of before. That city was Strasbourg.