Mulhouse, known as the city of 100 chimneys also has hundreds of great sites, museums, restaurants, shops and activities. No matter how you like to spend your time you will find what you are looking for in and around Mulhouse.
You are a family with young kids:
The Zoo and Botanical garden, one of the oldest zoos in France full of exotic plants as well as animals from around the world. One of Europe’s most important wildlife conservation centres.
Eco-Museum of Alsace, organized like a village from the beginning of the 20th century with its typical Alsatian houses, streets, gardens and animals. A great day out for the whole family.
Europapark, Europe’s third largest theme park with many similar rides and attractions as Disneyland but much cheaper. One hour from Mulhouse.
The little steam train of Doller Thur for a scenic ride which will take you back in time. Every Sunday from June 1st.
You are history and art lovers
Mulhouse is the town with the most museums in France after Paris!
Check out the great museums including the world renowned Schlumpf car collection and the Textile printing museums:
Visit the alternative art scene which has taken hold of the former DMC thread factories and which opens its doors the first Sunday of every month:
Or discover Mulhouse with one of our greeters, a local volunteer who will take you a behind the scenes tour of Mulhouse. You choose the theme, the greeter and the language!
You love the outdoors
The Vosges Mountains offers spectacular hikes and views all year round. You have to sample at least one meal in a mountain farm which offers copious menus of meat pies, home cured cheeses and of course lashing of great Alsatian wine of beer.
You are an epicurean traveller
Alsace has world renowned wines and the wine route is well worth discovering. Not only will you have the opportunity to meet local winegrowers and taste their wines but the road itself is spectacular taking you through medieval villages at the foot of the Vosges Mountains:
Alsace is also synonymous with great food, particularly foie gras, sauerkraut and sausages. If you want to try out some of the local dishes in Mulhouse Zum Sauwadala offers great food in traditional surroundings.
Some other of my favourite restaurants in Mulhouse are:
Le Bistrot à Huitres for great seafood platters:
Chez Auguste for intimate and fine dining.
Avenue 294 for an interesting menu in a cosy “lounge” atmosphere:
La Pause for authentic French cuisine in a casual atmosphere
Le 4 run by a husband and wife team who trained and worked in South Africa:
Le 17 for beautifully presented food and the friendly atmosphere.