Mulhouse Travel Guide

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Mulhouse Things to Do

  • Cité du Train

    To complement the success of the city's grand automobile museum, the Cité du Train was created. Here you will find a celebration of French rail travel through the ages, from the beginnings until the modern age. Don't expect to see any TGV or Eurostar trains here, though - I guess they think you can see those in the train station.The collection is...

  • Europa Tower

    Born in Mulhouse the architect François Spoerry designed the Tour de l'Europe for his hometown. It was a building of the future - conceived in the 1960s and completed in 1972, it signified the coming together of Europe in a clean, progressive, functional future. Each country has its coat-of-arms emblazoned on the tower, and the building has three...

  • Saint Etienne Church

    Unusually for a French city, the most central and prominent church in Mulhouse is Protestant - the Church of Saint Etienne. It was built fairly recently in the 19th century, but kept the magnificent stained glass windows from the 12th century church it replaced.

  • Old Town Hall

    Mulhouse's gaudy old town hall is quite spectacular in shocking gilded pink. Its ostentatious murals celebrate the Renaissance and the liberation of thinking and religion that would later lead to the Enlightenment.

  • Schweissdissi - The Welder

    An icon of modern Mulhouse, the new Schweissdissi sculpture is made from recycled automotive parts. In a twist on the original Schweissdissi in Tivoli Park, which was a tribute to the labours of the working class, this statue symbolises both the industry of the region and the unemployment its decline has brought; the original Schweissdissi...

  • Cité de l'Automobile

    If you love cars - if you even have just a passing interest in them - you'll love the Cité de l'Automobile. It's car heaven and a reason by its own to visit Mulhouse. It has over 500 cars in the collection, making it one of the biggest car museums in the world, but it's not a national museum. It's a once private collection belonging to the...


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Mulhouse Restaurants

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    We visited Auberge du Vieux Mulhouse on a Saturday night in mid May 2010 after making a reservation several days in advance knowing how popular it is. On the night, there was a constant stream of customers coming and going which added to the interest. I do like a little bit of theatre with my dine-out experience and having booked table number one...

  • Le P'tit Sot S'y Laisse

    Set at the corner of rue Schlumberger just off Place Franklin, this small restaurant has a very welcoming atmosphere, and a warm feel. The food is wonderful, with large servings for very reasonnable prices (44 euros for 2 people, entree included), and the dessert are to die for.The owner and other waiters are very personnable, and excel at what...

  • Don't miss their breakfast or lunch...

    This is the best place for coffee and pastry. Before 11:00am their breakfast specials are really special.They also serve lunches that are good but not luxurious. Expresso & pastry.


Mulhouse Transportation

  • Train

    Mulhouse is easily visited on a day trip by train from nearby Alsace cities, Colmar and Strasbourg. It's also just 15 minutes away by train from Basel - a Swiss city so close that many of its workers choose to live in Mulhouse and commute. Remember if you take a train south to Mulhouse from Strasbourg or Colmar, make sure to sit on the right side...

  • Trams

    Mulhouse is connected by a very modern, clean, cheap tram system based on three main lines. The car museum is on the red Line 1 and the Train Museum is on the black Line 3 (you can also take the tram-train that runs the same route). A day ticket costs 4 euros.

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Mulhouse Warnings and Dangers

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    by antistar Written Oct 23, 2013

    Mulhouse has a bit of a reputation for crime, but despite this it was not included in France's recent crackdown on the worst crime hotspots. Parts of other cities, like nearby Strasbourg, however were classed as Priority Security Zones. The reputation of Mulhouse stems partly from the city suffering major disturbances during the nationwide riots a few years ago, and cars continue to get set alight every year. But the violence, when it happens, is aimed almost exclusively at objects not people. Mulhouse and its environs has an average crime rate for France, and France has a low crime rate by both European and world standards. So don't let anyone scare you from coming!

    I traveled through, in or near some of the neighbourhoods most affected by the rioting and it wasn't a problem nor did it feel like it could be.

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Mulhouse Off The Beaten Path

  • Strasbourg

    When the French re-occupied Alsace after World War 2 in 1918, barely 2% of the population spoke French. They spoke Alsatian, a German dialect, which many still speak today. It's a German city, in France. You can see it in the architecture, the faces of the people, the surnames, the pork heavy dishes and now, after suppressing the language for many...

  • Basel

    Basel is an ancient city - older probably than the castle the Romans built upon the rise on which the city's cathedral now stands. It's an international city - standing at the tri-nation border of Switzerland, France and Germany, it has a long tradition of multinational operations and agreements. It's station was the first international station in...

  • Colmar

    Venice gets everywhere. Hamburg is just one Venice of the North. There's well over a dozen Venices of the East. There's a Venice Beach in California. Venezuela is Spanish for "Little Venice". And here in the Alsace, Colmar has its own little Venice, like London and Bamberg. But Colmar, with its half-timbered buildings, steeped roofs and crooked,...


Mulhouse Favorites

  • Mulhouse 30 years ago

    It is a very good museum now, but When I was young I sometimes visited my aunt and uncle in Mulhouse and they was working for the Schlumpfs. Many month they did not get their paymentes but the Schlumpfs had only enough money to buy cars for the museum.

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    Look at this web site , full informations and tips for activity, hotels, restaurant, travel... A quiet city , near Germany and Switzerland, beautifulls museums, nature, parcs, ....

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