We had planned to stay in the Alsace region for three nights and have a relaxing time, but our best laid plans were thwarted by the most powerful force in nature - water. You see, what had happened was...
We had reserved three nights at a nice hotel right in the heart of Eguisheim. The plan was to post up in one place for a few days and relax. This hotel is located right on the main square and rated #1 on trusty ol' Trip Advisor, and we were lucky enough to get the last available room. Our room was very cozy, but functional and had a really nice bathroom. The bathroom situation is V important to Sarah. Just look at those adorable turtle tiles!
In order to reap the full benefits of said adorable bathroom, Sarah took a long American-style shower. Presumably because this bathroom was designed by the French and not by the Germans, the water containment engineering is all wrong. About 15 minutes too late, we noticed water had flooded not only the entire bathroom, but the entire hotel room. The carpet was drenched, wall to wall, and it was disgusting. We told the hotel staff and they said that this particular bathroom floods often, but they had never seen it flood the actual room. Doubtful. They did seem pretty impressed/horrified. Mostly horrified. After some prodding, they were kind enough to offer us another room, but we decided it was time to leave. Things had just gotten a little too uncomfortable.
So we took one last spin around the small village of Eguisheim, walking the path of the old ramparts.
We then drove a quick 15 minutes to Colmar, one of the largest towns in Alsace. We didn't expect to like it as much as we did, but it's a vibrant city with a great energy and we ended up spending about 3 hours just walking around and looking around. The town even has its very own "Little Venice" where you can take a gondola ride for a scant 6 euros. You'd pay at least ten times as much in big Venice for a similar-ish experience.
After our tour of Colmar, we really had no idea where we were going next. We whipped out our phones and found some free Wi-Fi and did a little searching. The joys of traveling on the fly! We settled on traveling back into Germany, spending the night in Würzburg at the Ibis Budget, with a drive thru tour of the French Alsatian village of Hunspach on the way. This village is especially unique because almost every building is white with the classic dark wood trim. This helped it to be named one of the most beautiful villages of France, in league with Riquewihr and Eguisheim. Very classy!