Colmar, Alsace France
Colmar is often compared to a historical museum. The presence of the Unterlinden Museum in Colmar is largely responsible for this comparison. This museum is home to several imperishable masterpieces from the Rhine renaissance. Colmar's past was defined by communial freedom, a proud bourgeoisie and busy corporate activity. Colmar is not simply beautiful to the eye but also to the mind as home to some important schools of thought.
Colmar was the home town of sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi (best known for the Statue of Liberty), and contains a museum dedicated to a number of his works.