The Maison Pfister is a Renaissance-style palace built in 1537 by Ludwig Scherer. It is one of the symbols of Colmar, being considered as a French monument. The house was built in stone and wood and its painted facades represent biblical passages and the Germanic emperors of the sixteenth century.
On this street there is the toy museum, which receives about 70 000 visitors a year, and which I have decided to visit. A treat!
Lazare de Schwendi, the man of the statue, was an Austrian military man who served Emperor Maximilian II as a colonel of all German troops and who was sent to Hungary to fight the Turks. Later, in 1565 he invaded the fortress of Tokaj, taking with him several barrels of wine as well as strains of these vines that were later replanted in Alsace.
All over the city, the colorful houses with a wooden structure in the Colombage style, like a migraine, give life to the scenery, which reminds us of the movie Beauty and the Beast. In fact, it was this city that inspired Disney! Bela lived in a picturesque French village in a little house like this. Who remembers?