Mulhouse

Creative Alsace

At the crossroads of Switzerland and Germany, Mulhouse invites you to appreciate the many cultural and gastronomic riches of Alsace. The main project of the municipality, known as Mulhouse Grand Centre, started in 2011. To reinforce the identity, the attractiveness and the quality of life in the town centre are the priorities of a programme spanning over five years up to 2016. A human-sized town centre and charming pedestrian areas invite visitors to follow the Red Thread, a 3.8-km path through town accessible to persons with reduced mobility.

The red colour spreads over town in all its various shades and leads the walker-by to discover or rediscover the heritage, the cultural equipment and especially the creators and designers of the Made in Mulhouse art. With its colourful facades, Place de la Reunion is the historical heart of Mulhouse, a favourite for tourists and locals alike. Several historical buildings are to be found on it and notably the St Etienne Temple with its 14th century stained glass windows as well as the 14th century Rhine Renaissance Town Hall, housing the historical museum and the meetings of the local council.
Mulhouse is also a town for families and youth. The Family Plus label, obtained in 2013, helps identify the places and facilities adapted to families and children.

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Place de la Paix © Thomas ITTYPlace de la Réunion © Ville de MulhouseHôtel de Ville © Ville de Mulhouse
Stage town for the 16th time
Sub-prefecture of Haut-Rhin (68)
Population : 113,000 inhabitants (Mulhousiens), 263,000 inhabitants in the 34 communes of Mulhouse Alsace Agglomeration
Economy : Alsace's second economic centre. Clusters of centres of excellence: Alsace BioValley, Alsace Energivie, Vehicle of the Future, BBC (energy efficient buildings), Rhénatic, Fibres Grand Est, automobile industry (PSA Peugeot Citroën), aeronautic maintenance. EuroAirport, the only tri-national airport in the world (France – Germany – Switzerland). Two TGV (Eastern Europe and Rhine - Rhône). Third biggest inland port in France
Culture : City of the car and its Bugatti collection of the Schlumpf brothers, City of the train, Textile Printing Museum, EDF-Electropolis Museum, Wallpaper museum, Zoo and botanic park (Alsace's third biggest tourist site)
Sport : High level swimming training (Mulhouse Olympic Swimming Club), Olympic ice rink, Sports palace, stadium, nine cycling clubs
Specialities : Beyer jams, Albisser biscuits, Valfl euri Alsatian pates
Sustainable Development : EuroVelo 6 cycle lane, 230 km cycling facilities
Labels : bike tourism, outstanding gardens, Mulhouse, la fibre d'entreprendre

The Buysse brothers in yellow

Mulhouse hosted the Tour de France fifteen times and has beautiful bicycle tales to tell and especially the story of the Buysse brothers, the only siblings in the Tour history to have held the yellow jersey in the same edition. Winner of the first stage of the 1926 Tour in Mulhouse, Jules Buysse took the jersey that day, three weeks before seeing his brother Lucien win the race in Paris. The Buysse were a real cycling dynasty since their older brother Marcel won six stages in the 1913 Tour and also held the yellow jersey for two days. All had children who became professional riders. Mulhouse also hosted two stage starts in 1959 and 1971. The winners list in town includes three Tour winners, Nicolas Frantz, Bernard Hinault and Laurent Fignon.

Stage town for the 16th time
Sub-prefecture of Haut-Rhin (68)
Population : 113,000 inhabitants (Mulhousiens), 263,000 inhabitants in the 34 communes of Mulhouse Alsace Agglomeration
Economy : Alsace's second economic centre. Clusters of centres of excellence: Alsace BioValley, Alsace Energivie, Vehicle of the Future, BBC (energy efficient buildings), Rhénatic, Fibres Grand Est, automobile industry (PSA Peugeot Citroën), aeronautic maintenance. EuroAirport, the only tri-national airport in the world (France – Germany – Switzerland). Two TGV (Eastern Europe and Rhine - Rhône). Third biggest inland port in France
Culture : City of the car and its Bugatti collection of the Schlumpf brothers, City of the train, Textile Printing Museum, EDF-Electropolis Museum, Wallpaper museum, Zoo and botanic park (Alsace's third biggest tourist site)
Sport : High level swimming training (Mulhouse Olympic Swimming Club), Olympic ice rink, Sports palace, stadium, nine cycling clubs
Specialities : Beyer jams, Albisser biscuits, Valfl euri Alsatian pates
Sustainable Development : EuroVelo 6 cycle lane, 230 km cycling facilities
Labels : bike tourism, outstanding gardens, Mulhouse, la fibre d'entreprendre

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Places to see

Zoological and botanical Park

The Zoological and botanical Park spreads over 25 ha and is home to more than 1,200 animals from 170 species as well as 3,500 varieties of plants. The third tourist site in Alsace is also committed to the preservation of biodiversity. A pedagogical path, innovative and entertaining, helps understand the issues of global warming and the actions to be undertaken to protect wildlife.
www.zoo-mulhouse.com

Cité de l'Automobile National Museum – Schlumpf Collection

The largest automobile museum in the world! With 600 masterpieces, it retraces the fabulous adventure of automobile from 1878 to this day. Exceptional by its history and its collections, it includes 400 items listed as historical monuments, including the largest collection of Bugattis in the world.
www.citedelautomobile.com

Cité du Train – France's railroad museum

The museum is the largest railroad museum in Europe. It displays in an animated path the great themes of the history of railroad from beautiful steam engines, locomotives and carriages. Another part of the gigantic collection retraces the epic history of railroad from the first locomotive to this day.
www.citedutrain.com

Museum of Printed Textiles

It holds more than 6 million motives and designs, making it the most important bank of textile images in the world. Stylists the world over come here to look for inspiration. 50,000 documents, scarves or shawls are presented during temporary exhibitions in which the greatest names in the industry are displayed: Hermes, Prada, Lacroix, Castelbajac…
www.musee-impression.com

EDF- Electroplis Museum

The museum tells the fascinating story of electricity through time, from the Antiquity to this day. The multimedia show “The Big Machine”, treasure of Mulhouse's industrial history, games and videos help understand what happens when the power is running
www.electropolis.edf.com

Espace Grand Nord du Parc Zoologique et Botanique © Norbert L'Hostis - m2ACité de l'Automobile Musée national – collection Schlumpf © Ville de MulhouseCité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer © Ville de MulhouseMusée de l’Impression sur Etoffes © Ville de Mulhouse
Stage town for the 16th time
Sub-prefecture of Haut-Rhin (68)
Population : 113,000 inhabitants (Mulhousiens), 263,000 inhabitants in the 34 communes of Mulhouse Alsace Agglomeration
Economy : Alsace's second economic centre. Clusters of centres of excellence: Alsace BioValley, Alsace Energivie, Vehicle of the Future, BBC (energy efficient buildings), Rhénatic, Fibres Grand Est, automobile industry (PSA Peugeot Citroën), aeronautic maintenance. EuroAirport, the only tri-national airport in the world (France – Germany – Switzerland). Two TGV (Eastern Europe and Rhine - Rhône). Third biggest inland port in France
Culture : City of the car and its Bugatti collection of the Schlumpf brothers, City of the train, Textile Printing Museum, EDF-Electropolis Museum, Wallpaper museum, Zoo and botanic park (Alsace's third biggest tourist site)
Sport : High level swimming training (Mulhouse Olympic Swimming Club), Olympic ice rink, Sports palace, stadium, nine cycling clubs
Specialities : Beyer jams, Albisser biscuits, Valfl euri Alsatian pates
Sustainable Development : EuroVelo 6 cycle lane, 230 km cycling facilities
Labels : bike tourism, outstanding gardens, Mulhouse, la fibre d'entreprendre

Web sites

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