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  • 1 Cité de l'Automobile and Schlumpf collection Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    15 rue de l’Épée

    This fabulous collection of 400 vintage cars, some of which are incredibly rare or unique, was assembled by Fritz Schlumpf - the story of which can be viewed here. The museum highlights over one hundred years of automobile history, from the "anc..

  • 2 Cité du Train Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    2 rue Alfred-de-Glehn

    The superb collection at the French Railway Museum retraces the "Golden Age of Rail" (1844-1960) via displays that recall aspects such as holiday travel, the lives of railwaymen etc. Don't miss the carriage decorated by Viollet-le-Duc for t..

  • 3 Parc Zoologique et Botanique Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    51 rue du Jardin-Zoologique

    This attractive wildlife and botanical park is home to over 1 200 animals. Its aim is to preserve and breed rare or endangered species and to develop scientific knowledge about them, including gibbons, Madagascar lemurs, Siberian tigers and Prince Al..

  • 4 Musée EDF Électropolis Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    55 rue du Pâturage

    This exhibition begins with a large-scale illuminated model with an audio commentary tracing the importance of electricity in the modern world and highlighting its main modes of production. This is followed by interactive displays outlining the histo..

  • 5 Former town hall Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de la Réunion

    The building dates from 1552 and is built in Rhone Renaissance style. Three of the walls are decorated with fine paintings and allegories. On the right side of the building hangs a grimacing stone mask, a copy of the Klapperstein, weighing 12 to 13kg..

  • 6 Musée Historique de Mulhouse Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    15 rue de l'Épée

    Occupying the city hall, this museum explains the history of Mulhouse and its surrounding area over the past 6 000 years. A walkway provides access to the Grenier d'Abondance (Grain Store) where an impressive collection of toys is on display. The gal..

  • 7 Fabric Printing Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    14 rue Jean-Jacques-Henner

    The museum traces back the history of fabric printing in Alsace and elsewhere in the world: there are displays of French fabrics (Jouy, Nantes, Alsace, etc.), English fabrics, printed handkerchiefs and fabrics from Asia. It shows how fabric printing ..

  • 8 Church of St Stephen

    Religious buildings

    Place de la Réunion

    Neo-Gothic in style, the Protestant church has kept the magnificent 14C stained-glass windows of St Stephen's church, demolished in 1858. They are undoubtedly the finest in Alsace.

  • 9 The Pruners' Stove

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de la Réunion

    This is where the city's largest corporation used to gather. Not far away in rue Henriette the «winegrowers» stove stands in a 16C house.

  • 10 Chemist's

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de la Réunion

    On the corner of rue des Boulangers stands a chemist's shop with a definite knack for looking after its customers: it has been open since 1649!

  • 11 Cour des Chaînes

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue des Franciscains

    Several printed cloth factories were located in this street. This one was opened in 1763 in a 16C building. The contemporary painter, Fabio Rieti has painted a mural here representing the history of Mulhouse.

  • 12 Rue de la Loi

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue de la Loi

    On the corner of rue Sainte-Claire stands an 18C factory complex which occupies an older property that once belonged to local nobility.

  • 13 Square de la Bourse

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue de la Bourse

    Around this square where three streets meet are magnificent arcades, inspired by those of the rue de Rivoli in Paris. In 1827, the Société industrielle de Mulhouse building was erected here to house the Chamber of Commerce and Stock Exchange.

  • 14 Worker housing estates

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue des oiseaux

    Rue des Oiseaux is the main access to the «passages» leading to the workers housing estate. The estate was laid out to an octagonal plan. Building work started in 1851 and each family had a dwelling with an individual entrance and small garden. An in..

  • 15 Fine Arts Museum

    Museums and art

    4 place Guillaume-Tell

    The museum is particularly devoted to paintings of the 17 and 18C. (Brueghel the Younger, Teniers, Ruysdel and Boucher) and a number of Alsatian masters with a folk influence. There are canvases by Jean-Jacques Henner (1829-1905), landscapes and stil..

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