Place de la Réunion - Mulhouse©Ville de Mulhouse
©Ville de Mulhouse

A great weekend in Mulhouse

Two wonderful days to be amazed by Mulhouse, the creative hotspot! A City of Art and History, this “French Manchester” will amaze you with its creative spirit and exceptional heritage.

  • Length2 days
  • Means of transportOn foot, by car

Day 1: Style and ambiance

Strolling around the heart of the city

The ideally sized city centre of Mulhouse is perfect for a stroll. Place de la Réunion Square alone makes a visit worthwhile. Surrounded by colourful houses with narrow façades, it charms visitors with its gorgeous buildings. Admire City Hall, a real jewel of the Rhine Renaissance, which will impress you with its trompe l’œil decorations. And don't miss Temple Saint-Etienne (a Protestant church) and the History Museum.

Mur peint - Hôtel de Ville Mulhouse©Ville de Mulhouse

Next, you can simply meander through the many narrow streets of the historical centre. In particular, head for Rue Henriette or Rue des Boulangers, the most picturesque streets in town.

If you’re feeling brave, climb up to the very chic Rebberg quarter, located on the heights of the city. From this vista point, if the weather is clear, you’ll be able to see the Plain of Alsace, the Vosges Mountains and the Black Forest, plus a breathtaking view of the city.

Prestigious Cité de l’Automobile (Motor Museum)

Time for an afternoon of amazing autos! Go to the Cité de l’Automobile (Motor Museum) and admire its gleaming grills. The biggest motor museum in the world will amaze you with its exceptional collection of over 400 vehicles. The internationally renowned museum brings the entire saga of the automobile to life, in numerous exhibition spaces. Come admire prestigious, renowned cars such as Rolls Royces, Ferraris and more than 150 Bugattis!

Cité de l'Automobile - Mulhouse©C.Recoura
Locomotive - Cité du Train©Cité du train - C.Recoura
©Cité du train - C.Recoura

Travel to the Cité du Train Museum

Love a great saga and long-distance crossings? Opt for the Cité du Train Museum. An incredible collection of legendary trains and locomotives will take you back to the great adventure of the railway.


Day 2: A fun outing

Revisit the traditions of yesteryear at the Écomusée open-air museum

A few kilometres from Mulhouse, the Ecomusée d'Alsace open-air museum will show you what everyday life was like in the olden days.

The largest open-air museum in France, the Ecomusée d'Alsace will take you on a journey through Alsace in the 19th and 20th centuries. Comprising 70 authentic buildings, this reconstituted Alsatian village will let you experience centuries-old traditions through demonstrations, participatory workshops, exhibitions and loads of activities!

Experience a moment of sharing and re-enactment at this museum dedicated to protecting the heritage of Alsace.

Parc du Petit Prince©André Wipff
©André Wipff

Time for takeoff at the Parc du Petit Prince

Ready for some excitement? Go to the Parc du Petit Prince, very close to the Ecomusée d’Alsace, for a spectacular takeoff at the world’s first aerial amusement park. At this park entirely dedicated to the world of French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, you and your family will have a great time on the rides and attractions.


Expect the unexpected

An open-air art gallery

In Mulhouse, art is everywhere: in Daniel Buren’s arches over the tramway, in the traditional murals, and more! To discover these amazing artworks or unearth some precious nuggets, opt for a guided tour with a Greeter. This enthusiastic volunteer will be determined to show you his or her Mulhouse through an exciting, friendly tour.

Musée des beaux arts - Mulhouse©Max Coquard - Best Jobers
Boite aux lettres - C215 - Mulhouse©31 Photography

A museum of bright and colourful prints

Enter into history, at the Museum of Printed Textiles! From Indian prints to logo t-shirts, trace the history and discover the techniques of printing on textiles and explore an extraordinary collection that still inspires the greatest fashion designers, to this day. A legacy sewn into the very fabric of the city, which is still currently internationally renowned in the textile industry!

Planche d'impression - Musée d'Impressions sur Etoffes - Mulhouse©AAA-Birgé
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