We’ve made a couple of very brief visits to Alsace, the region of France right across the border from south-western Germany where we’re living. Alsace was the area from which my dear husband’s dear mother’s paternal relatives, the Elferts, emigrated in the 19th century. I posted photos of our visit to Strasbourg in February. In April, on our drive home from Lausanne, we passed through this region again and stopped to visit Colmar, which is south of Strasbourg. Colmar was a wealthy and important town from the 15th to the 17th centuries and had trade routes directly to several European cities.
Here's a close up of the box over the doorway at the Brasserie des Tanneurs shown above: