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About Mulhouse

Lying near the border of Germany lies Mulhouse, a lively and fascinating post-industrial city in Alsace. Though much of its Old Town was destroyed during WWII, it retains a great deal of its historic buildings - including some 16th century townhouses, a foreboding medieval tower, a beautiful and intimate 13th century chapel and a charming main square. There are also a whole host of excellent museums whichmostly showcase (with enormous pride) the white heat of Mulhouse's industrial past. Motor-hounds and train-spotters will love it here, and it's also ideal for a weekend break or a sightseeing trip for history-buffs. The city's Rue du Sauvage pedestrianised shopping street is a shopper's paradise, and the Black Forest of Germany is only a short drive away; add to that the infamous Alsace Vineyard Route, a vibrant and hugely entertaining nightlife, and you've got one of the most diverse cities in France, in terms of the sheer variety and number of things-to-do. Browse through our collection of the best places to stay in Mulhouse below - it includes a charmingly traditional B&B on the outskirts of town, providing the sweet spot between intimate relaxation and the chance to see all that the city has to offer.

What not to miss

  • Get lost in the Old Town amongst the medieval townhouses.
  • Visit the Place de la Reunion - the main square - and also the Cour des Chaines, a 16th century townhouse and now an arts centre.
  • Immerse yourself in regional history at the city's historical museum, the former town hall.
  • Walk down the Rue du Sauvage, a pedestrianised shopaholic's paradise.
  • Enjoy an intimate concert at the Chapel Saint-Jean, a 13th century beauty.
  • Head out of the city and explore the Alsace Vineyard Route.
  • Learn about the history's proud and rich industrial past, at either the Cite de l'Automobile - dedicated to motors, and built off the collection of the Schlumpf Brothers, whose collection was seized by the state due to bankruptcy - or the Cite du Train, which is, you guessed it, a train museum. Both are the largest of their kind in France and some of the largest in Europe.
  • For a spot of art and culture, check out the Musee des Beaux Arts.

While not classically picturesque like the towns and cities of the Cote d'Azur, Mulhouse has a rugged and restless charm that is not to be missed by history lovers, motor-hounds or simply couples looking for a unique experience. Find out more by browsing our list of the best places to stay in Mulhouse!

The best places to stay in Mulhouse

B&B charm

  • La Grange a Elise is a charming B&B just outside Mulhouse. Five bedrooms (including a duplex which can sleep up to four) are traditional in style and feature antique furniture and parquet flooring. Delicious Alsatian breakfasts with regional, home made pastries. Perfect for local exploring.

For an apartment or villa

  • Our partner Booking.com has a wide range of villas and apartments in the nearby area.

Travel information

  • The best time to go is during the summer when the temperature ranges between 12 and 26 degrees.
  • Fly to EuroAirport-Basel-Mulhouse-Freiberg International Airport.
  • If you want to rent a car, contact our partner Rentalcars.

Still not sure?

Best Hotels in Mulhouse

  • La Grange a Elise 5 rooms from £92

    Mulhouse

    Charming B&B just outside Mulhouse. Five bedrooms (including a duplex which can sleep up to four) are traditional in style and feature antique furniture and parquet flooring. Delicious Alsatian breakfasts with regional, home made pastries. Perfect for local exploring.

    Great walks  -  Ballons des Vosges Regional Nature Park
    Cycling  -  Cycle into the Alsace countryside
    Golf  -  Golf Du Chateau De Hombourg
    Sights nearby  -  Temple Saint Etienne
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