Travel Blogs from Bad Bellingen
... lot of our own cooking), and tourist shops selling souvenirs and postcards. But, especially in bustling Colmar, we are also constantly surprised by the large number clothing and shoe stores. We look up to admire the architecture and look down to see that Esprit is having a 50% off sale. Tomorrow we will enjoy more of Colmar. Ear more meat, cheese, butter and eggs in various combinations, find a good bakery, enjoy the sweet sips of Gewürztraminer and kick the soccer ball ...
... weeks? The German influence here is huge and the people of Colmar speak French with a notable German accent. Today we found large pretzels in the bakery beside the croissants, and the beer section on menus now matches the wine list (well, almost..... this is still France). Colmar, like Arles, is a popular tourist town. But unlike Arles, Colmar doesn't have any Roman ruins to maintain, so we suspect ...
... from the train station to our apartment was "this looks like Smurf Town". And he is right! What a change from the France we have visited so far. Upon first impression it looks like a Disney-made medieval German village. The apartment is great. Our first meal here was appropriately meat-laden and German-inspired, and we are looking forward to exploring this picturesque little town ...
We slept rather well and awoke relaxed. On getting up we noticed that a section of the picket fence had been blown down in the storm. Allen successfully repaired the fence (we hope!) and emergency reconstructive surgery was performed on a couple of branches of a bush caught by the fence. See attached before and after photos.
Today was a special day for us and we spent it in a very laid-back way just enjoying ...
After a smooth journey through Belgium, Luxembourg and France, we arrived at the Norris Mansion in Rodersdorf at 7 p.m. in the evening. We picked up the keys from the friendly neighbor further up the hill, who told us we had just missed a really bad hail storm. After experiencing temperatures of 32-34 degrees south of Straussburg en route to Switzerland, we were surprised, but ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking