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Reading time: 0 minPublished on 31 December 2022, updated on 16 April 2024

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One of the most popular World Heritage travel destnations in France, Mulhouse is situated between the Rhine River and the Vosges mountains, at the heart of three European countries. Mulhouse enjoys a privileged location. In this famous old French city, visitors will find all the charms of Alsace, as well as access to the neighboring countries of Switzerland and Germany.

Since the beginning, this beautiful European city used those assets to develop a unique culture. Thanks to its distinctive historical buildings, from the medieval old French city to the 19th-century industrial boom, Mulhouse was awarded the label “Ville d'Art et d'Histoire” (City of Art and History), a label of excellence for its unique heritage.

Being the first city in France in the region of Alsace to obtain the award, Mulhouse became one of the most popular heritage destination in France. This famous important French city uncovers its charms through its neighborhoods without failing to amaze visitors: 14th-century stained-glass windows, Rhenish-renaissance-style façades, mansions, former fabrics made of bricks now renovated, parks and gardens inherited from past centuries, but also unique museums and various boutiques following the nearby Swiss and German trends.

Mulhouse is true to its traditions and yet pushing ahead down the road it has mapped-out around the distinctive independent attitude that has served it so well. This old yet important French city is making a statement about what makes it different from a picturesque Alsace postcard-perfect picture yet proud of belonging to this land: Mulhouse is “another way of enjoying Alsace.”

Mulhouse offers its own vision of the beautiful French region of Alsace. Without a doubt, one of the most beautiful European cities, Mulhouse is all yours to discover!

Mulhouse, Top 10!

  • Daydream among the 400 prestige cars of the Cité de l'Automobile - Collection Schlumpf, between the spectacular locomotives of the Cité du Train or among the other exceptional museums.
  • Taste the "Fleischschnakas," "Flammekuecha," sauerkraut and other specialties from Alsace in a traditional Winstub.
  • Take a stroll in the Parc Zoologique et Botanique, created in 1868.
  • Meet a Greeter to share your thoughts on Mulhouse and its region.
  • Become a child again during Christmas time and admire the enchanting decorations of the Christmas market of Mulhouse.
  • Purchase clothes “Made in Mulhouse” at a Mulhouse textile designer's shop.
  • Discover the different colors and flavors of the market of Mulhouse, a true local institution.
  • Savor a glass of beer or Alsatian wine on a terrace of the Place de la Réunion at sunset.
  • Enjoy the best of traditional Alsace at the Ecomusée d'Alsace.
  • Ride your bike to discover the Alsatian countryside or hop on a train to visit Basle or Freiburg-im-Breisgau.

Great tip

Take advantage of the City Pass Mulhouse to discover the museums and heritage in France travel and tour sites, follow a guided tour, use this famous French city’s transportation network freely and enjoy many discounts among restaurants and shows. A simple concept available all year long!

Choose the best time

In Mulhouse, you can go out and enjoy yourself anytime. Mulhouse knows how to use its border location to make new energies emerge! Youwill find cultural events like “Mysteries night,” Mulhouse 00 - biennial contemporary art exhibition, the GeNeRiQ festival or meteo Mulhouse music festival.

Also, every year, more than a hundred vintage cars in France travel their way to Mulhouse toentertain inhabitants and visitors during the warm summer nights of the Automobile Festival.

However, on this Alsatian land, traditions remain very much alive with Carnavalia (Mulhouse carnival), the Onion Festival or the Christmas market.


Linked to the European capitals with its international airport, located at the railway (TGV) crossroads between France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, the Black Forest or Switzerland,Mulhouse is the ideal starting point to discover Alsace. Do not hesitate to enjoy the uniqueness of this land full of surprises!


Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Mulhouse et sa région

9 avenue Foch


Tel. +33 (0) 389 35 48 48

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