Mulhouse in France, from Europe region, is best know for Specialty Museums. Discover best things to do in Mulhouse with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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4.5 based on 2 reviews
With 400 vehicles on show, the Schlumpf Collection is certainly the most prestigious collection in the world. This is demonstrated by the two Bugatti Royales, including the famous Coupé Napoléon, the 150 Bugatti, Hispano-Suiza, Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Maserati, Maybach, Mercedes models, etc. From the first car, a Panhard-Levassor from 1894, to the present day, the Cité de l'Automobile brings the saga of the automobile to life. A living history as visitors can start a vintage car with a crank.
Surprisingly large display of amazing vehicles. The collection focusses more on European cars, and unsurprisingly features a majority of French vehicles. A really interesting visit, but if you want to do it properly and thoroughly you'll need at least 4 hours. The only reason I didn't rate it a 5 was because quite a few of the information panels for each vehicle don't actually mention anything about that vehicle, and the layout forces you to dart back and fourth in each aisle instead of being able to go straight up one side and back down the other, but these are fairly minor gripes. A must to see if in the area.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
Since 10th March 2005, the Cité du Train has been offering a dynamic tour due to the redevelopment of the collections.In a building with multi-coloured façades, a tour designed in the form of a 6000m² film set takes visitors on a voyage of discovery through one of the most prestigious European train collections.Spectacular scenography, constantly changing events, audiovisual montages and sound and light shows take young and old alike to the very heart of the great railway adventure.
We had looked forward to the visit and had saved a day in our holiday as a special highlight and treat and so we arrived with great hopes.
The price of the ticket, 13 Euros, and the absence of a reduction for seniors surprised us, but we trusted that the price would guarantee value.We soon found out how over inflated those hopes had been.
We asked for a printed plan to direct our steps but were told that the audio guide would suffice. We found it infuriating to use and gave it up very quickly.
The first dimly lit hall had no signs to guide the visitor. The handsets are complicated to use and the fixedscreens do not respond quickly leaving us waiting many minutes for the films to start at each point.
The dummies used to represent people were crude and dusty, the carriages themselves also looked dusty and neglected. There was very little access to viewing platforms and few interactive exhibits. Railway memorabilia was scarce and scattered around without any apparent relevance to each other or a theme.
The steam engines and electric trains were magnificent but so much more could have been done to make this a truly marvellous visit. There was little by way of atmosphere; trains and railway works smell of oil and smoke, work noises, whistles and hammers not a never ending tune belonging to an answer phone or a silent movie. Why weren't the workshops opened up so that we could see renovation work taking place or at the least see engines that are being restored. Where were the full time employees of the museum to answer questions, not just about the technical elements but about the sociological and environmental issues that train travel and development has caused and is continuing to create.
We asked if we could speak to 'un responsable' but were told that we had just missed all of management who were out to lunch, this was not even midday!
Instead of boasting that the museum is the largest in Europe it should concentrate upon being the best and provide true value for money; although perhaps smaller in size the York Railway Museum offers the yardstick and the standards to which Mulhouse should aspire.
4 based on 148 reviews
This museum is free to visit, centrally located, and houses the splendidly ornate former council chamber. We found the museum informative, and put our visit to Mulhouse into context, as the history and evolution of the town was well explained. The third storey currently houses a touching collection of wartime correspondences from both the French and German armies.
Note, the museum presents this information in French and German.
4.5 based on 93 reviews
A walk around the Hotel de Ville will reward you with a better sense of Mulhouse city history. The paintings are of the Renaissance period and are well preserved/renovated. Check out the Swiss political influences as reflected in the paintings. I could not enter as I visited the centre ville on a Sunday evening.
On the end of the building, to the right (facing from the main square) there is a carved stone weight in the shape of a human head hanging fom a chain. According to my Michelin guide, this heavy weight hung from a slanderer's neck as they were paraded around town as punishment for their wickedness. It is a fun artifact to seek out.
4 based on 1 reviews
Had a lovely time visiting zoo Mulhouse. Lots of unusual animals and birds to see, Mulhouse top tip go just for the polar bears,they are quite spectacular! Especially when swimming! It's best to take a packed lunch,we found a great picnic spot near the camels!!
4 based on 233 reviews
It was a decent museum. Lots of detailed information on how electricity was discovered and the subsequent inventions. Very cool opening scene describing how towns and cities evolved using electricity. The big generator in the basement was a highlight. The outside exhibits are shabby, tired and need an uplift. Children's area in the basement looked good if you have kids. Lots of placards in English.
4 based on 326 reviews
4 based on 100 reviews
Free entrance - but you can feel free to reward their hospitality by buying a 1 euro card from the entrance. You can see the huge stained glass from close, by climbing a staircase that they point out if you are lost. Great atmosphere upstairs near the windows. Also saw that they have piano Concerts and various cultural events happening inside or around the Cathedral, which seems odd since usually these are just religious sanctuaries. They took it one step further, in the right direction. Thanks!
4 based on 168 reviews
My tech-y husband and I both found this museum fascinating: lots to see and learn. My favorites were the printing blocks, and the descriptions of the different steps in the printing process. Interesting machines, with explanations of the different problems/requirements of different fabrics.
4.5 based on 82 reviews
It's definitely a pleasure to ride Mulhouse's trams (and the price is quite affordable - with a 24-hour ticket for 4.60 eur), the only problem is that some of them are not too frequent, especially on Sundays. And it would be nice if one day Google Maps started knowing their routes and schedule, because at least in 2017, it doesn't even know they exist...
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