"Hal's Moving Castle" - the unpopular and beautiful town of Colmar
Many people come to Europe for the first time, may not choose to come to Colmar, a relatively unpopular town. I remember watching the animation of Hayao Miyazaki at the time: Howl's moving castle. I planted grass in a house like a fairy tale inside! Later, I heard that the French country town Colmar was the source of the prototype inspiration in his animation, so this time I specially included this list on the itinerary. From the train station to the old town of Colmar, you can take the bus or take a taxi, if the number More than three people will be more cost-effective, the price is about 7-10 euros.
The town of Colmar is located in the northeast of France, which is close to Switzerland and Germany. The architecture of the house is more German-oriented. So there is also a lovely nickname here: German and French mixed blood.
There is a more beautiful place in this poetic place, which is called "Little Venice" by romance. It is because the estuary of the Rhine River has slowly passed through the town of Colmar. The narrow canal is like a green gem. On both sides of the river is a row of neat and elegant huts. The bridge on the river is lying still and the flowers are surrounded. . The embellishment of the flowers here is really played out. The postcards of the town are mostly photographed at this location. It is really an insatiable.
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When I was a child, I watched "Hal's Moving Castle" and was attracted by the picturesque scenery.
Color town is full of exotic flavors. The crowds on the street, the bridges on the riverside. The flag on the window sill of the house, the flowers on the balcony, and the exquisite roof. The ignorant guess may be such a beautiful place in the animation. When I grew up, I happened to know it. In France, there is a small town, the prototype of this animated film scene - the town of Colmar.
Unexpectedly, it is not only beautiful, but also has a distinct personality. It seems that there is still a little quiet. Quiet bloom at the junction of Germany and France, with a free and romantic temperament, exudes a spirit of diligence and low-key.
The building still retains the German style, the thicker trees are used as a scaffold, and the soil and the grass stems and leaves are mixed into a wall, and then the house is painted with fairy-tale-toned color, giving Colmar a dream castle. Filter.
Korma gave me a surprise. Not only that, every year, Christmas, whether it is a Christmas tree or a small lamp, the ultimate beauty and festive atmosphere in this small town. It is also the main producing area of French white wine, where you can taste the most authentic wines, accompanied by traditional specialties sausages and cured meats. Its really a feast, and people cant help themselves.
In fact, before the Chinese restaurant was broadcast, Colmar was very famous in France and won the title of the most beautiful town in France. And because this is the prototype of Hayao Miyazaki's cartoon "Hal's Moving Castle", it attracts tourists from all over the world.
The town can take a small train tour, mainly to see the "small canal", "church", "under the Bodhi tree library" and the characteristic "ribs house". The town is not big, but it takes a day to go shopping.
The town of Colmar is now dominated by tourism, which is full of shops and restaurants. In Colmar in December, the weather is very cold, but the town full of Christmas atmosphere is very lively. Many merchants will have special promotions, and everyone will decorate their own window like a game.
At night, come for a glass of mulled wine and watch the Christmas market under the lights. I really feel happy!
Sophie's French travel notes
Korma, is the location of the restaurant in the recent variety show. In June, many stars have come, so the locals are now Chinese, thank you and thank you. Said to be particularly slippery.
Although the restaurant has already responded to the original appearance, the door has no sign in the restaurant, the boss has changed back to the French, but the meal is still difficult to find.
This small town of Colmar is small in size and features the old town. It is 15 minutes walk from the train station. Its enough to take a short walk in the town for a long time. You can take a boat trip to Little Venice, browse the nearby specialty market, eat a dish with French and German specialties, and take a photo in the background of flowers and colorful cottages. The way to open Colmar.