Mulhouse – a town with a history full of tradition
Here you’ll find the world’s most fantastic and prestigious museums in their fields. See for yourself: the Cité de l’Automobile – Schlumpf Collection (Automobile museum) and its 400 vintage cars, the Museum of Printed Textiles with 3 million samples gathered together in its archives, the Cité du Train (Railway museum) and its mechanical marvels, and the Ecomusée d’Alsace, one of Europe’s biggest outdoor museums.
But there’s a whole lot more to Mulhouse! The city has many parks and gardens, the most famous being the Zoological and Botanical Garden, which opened in 1869 (!). From the medieval city to the industrial era of the 19th century, this former republic’s exceptional heritage has earned it the “Town of Art and History” label. A walk round the different neighbourhoods is a must: from the villas of the 19th-century captains of industry to one of the first workers’ housing developments, via old factories made of brick or an old Rhenish Renaissance town hall. People here are very imaginative and love shopping: local designer boutiques sit alongside the big chain stores.
If you want to spend a wonderful day with your family and have lots of fun, there’s nothing better then the Parc du Petit Prince (Little Prince Park). And to round off your stay, how about an unforgettable encounter? Our Greeters, enthusiastic local volunteers, will give you a unique taste of the city, with a warm, authentic welcome.
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Mulhouse offers a wide range of overnight accommodation, from 1-star to 4-star hotels both in the town centre and on the edge of town.
There are plenty of restaurants in Mulhouse where you can get to know the cuisine of Alsace. You will find places to try the many specialities such as sauerkraut, baeckaoffa, schiffala, fleischschnacka and flammkuchen everywhere you go. This range of culinary treats is complemented by the famous wines of Alsace. You will also find restaurants serving the cuisine of other countries. And from ale houses to pubs, there are also numerous places and terraces where you can simply enjoy a drink.
Mulhouse has celebrations throughout the year. In addition to traditional occasions such as the international carnival and the Christmas market, there is no shortage of performances and events of all kinds.
Trade fairs & Congresses
With its central location, Mulhouse is the ideal place to hold your congress, seminar, conference or event. The town also has many attractive venues.
Mulhouse is a town of museums. With around 400 automobiles including the world’s largest Bugatti collection, a visit to the "Cité de l'Automobile" – Schlumpf collection is a must. The "Cité du Train" railway museum tells the history of the railways and the Museum of Printing Fabrics describes the 250-year history of textile printing. You should also take the time to discover the other great museums and sights. On a tour of the town, you will learn all about its history and latest developments.
Mulhouse Tourism offers attractive package deals for various events such as Christmas and the automobile festival, and to discover the region. These can be booked by individuals or groups. If you are a tour operator, ask for the sales manual for Mulhouse and its region.
Location & Arrival
Situated at the heart of the border triangle, Mulhouse is the ideal starting point for discovering the beautiful countryside of Alsace and its neighbouring countries, in particular the city and region of Basel in Switzerland and the Black Forest and Freiburg in Germany.