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A long weekend in Mulhouse

Town of Art and History, Mulhouse is the cradle of Alsacian industry. The various museums of this “French Manchester” will surprise you.

Day 1

Musée Auto de Mulhouse (Meyer)Inevitably, start your visit of Mulhouse on the Place Réunion: admire the town hall, a gem of Renaissance, remarkable by its double staircase and its painted fresco. It is the perfect place to enjoy a drink: when the weather is nice, the place has many terraces!

Then, head towards the Automobile Museum where children and adults will discover an exceptional collection of European brand cars. The entire saga of the car is presented with over 400 famous cars, including the renowned Bugatti Veyron. Far from being an unchanging museum, the Automobile Museum provides all kinds of activities. The latest activity: an autodrome, which from July to September shall be the stage of a fantastic show:  “On track! 18 emblematic cars tell their story”.

Spend the afternoon enjoying an open-air activity, such as discovering the Zoological and Botanical Park. Rare plants grow right next to the zoo where many animals live: polar bears, gibbons, pelicans, lions, Canadian wolves… All day long, you can watch them be fed. No doubt the otters and seals will have a few tricks in store for you!

Day 2

Mulhouse (Atoll)If the weather is nice, get your bikes out! Starting from the Mulhouse station, a bicycle path follows the canal from the Rhone to the Rhine. An invigorating and bucolic ride!

After having eaten lunch in one of the traditional winstubs in the town centre, you have the choice between discovering the Railway Museum, a surprising museum entirely dedicated to the adventure of the railway or the Kunsthalle. Indeed, thanks to the opening of a contemporary art centre, Mulhouse is not only turned towards its history. In addition to the current exhibition, the centre’s exhibitions regularly change, come and admire this industrial vestige. A long time ago, this is where trains used to be built.