Colmar was our next port of call as we journeyed up the Rhine toward Switzerland.  Colmar is not on the Rhine but lies about 5 miles west of that river.  It is situated on the Ill River some 35 miles from where the Ill flows into the Rhine at Strasbourg.  Like that city, it is […]


After leaving Heidelberg, we continued our slow trip up the Rhine. Our next stop was at the beautiful city of Strasbourg, France.  Strasbourg is in the former Alsace Province, an area now known as the Grand Est region of eastern France.  Alsace became part of France under Louis XIV in the 17th century.  Germany took […]