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Mulhouse

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Mulhouse - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haut-Rhin
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In 1798, the small Republic of Mulhouse, independent and ally of the Swiss cantons, exchange regime to link its destiny to that of his great French neighbor. In recent years, the small city will become an important industrial center.

The Mulhouse diplomacy particular is cited as a model for his dexterity, allowing it to negotiate with the Habsburgs while emphasizing its relations with the Swiss Protestant cantons. To ensure safety, the Republic was able to ally with the cities of the Decapolis before finding better support with the Swiss cantons well organized and above all with impressive military assets. This expertise will take later, a different direction.

The Mulhouse enclave model in the young French Republic, Mulhouse must find ways to export its production, these rich printed fabrics to the delight of many European capitals. The bourgeois Mulhouse, from a few large families, steeped in Calvinism of Freemasonry, of Saint-Simon but also liberalism will be tireless entrepreneurs multiplying the useful initiatives to economic dynamism. Their descendants will find themselves at the head of industry groups to international fame as DMC or SACM. These industry will adapt to necessary changes caused by the influx of workers from all over

Region but also in Germany. This population growth requires fast and effective solutions in terms of security, housing and hygiene. By the late eighteenth century, the first social measures appear Mulhouse, at a time when the elites do not show inspired by misery. This is not no paradise, but Mulhouse reputation then made around the world. We like to evoke in worldly lounges, Mulhouse model reflecting other social economy model. All the ingredients are now in place to a true industrial explosion that occurs as early as 1812 with the arrival of steam engines in spinning and weaving. Other valuable inventions appear in 1821 with the power loom, and in 1845 with the mechanical comber. The city has already overwhelmed the walls of the old small Republic, dozens of industrial buildings spring up on the meadows bordering the city.

"French Manchester" Some take gigantic dimensions, requiring their supplies by railroads and canals. The nicknames "French Manchester" or "City of a hundred chimneys" are not usurped. Close mills appears a new city with streets perfectly straight, in which the worker can cultivate his vegetable garden on the way from the factory. Mulhouse thus gained more than 1,200 homes spread over 60 hectares to accommodate the labor required to operate its factories. It also needs frameworks and form in his own art schools, weaving, trade and chemistry. However, if the combined industrialists, philanthropists and workers leads to a fantastic industrial success, it will inevitably produce large social difficulties. Soon, two classes will be face to face with different interests to defend. This exceptional past Mulhouse preserved a rich heritage. In addition to its brownfields some of which have been subtly rehabilitated, the city has museums that are all hymns to engineers and engineering know-how of the workers.

To date, Mulhouse has adopted a system of bicycles: 240 bikes spread over 40 stations are available for rent through the service "VéloCité." Bikes are accessible 24 24 daily including Sundays and public holidays. Next to the rental system self service Mulhouse also has a classic bicycle rental service called Locacycles. At the station, Locacycles association will keep bikes for people visiting Mulhouse train or using the handset bike + train.

The tram-train Mulhouse Thur Valley is a line jointly operated by Soléa and SNCF, connecting Mulhouse Thann. The commissioning took place on 12 December 2010, together with the opening of the tram line 3 of Mulhouse, from which it borrows the paths of Central Gare de Lutterbach Mulhouse the station. Then, it uses the ways of Lutterbach Kruth line to the Thann-Saint-Jacques station. Mulhouse Alsace Agglomeration is the owner for the urban section and Réseau Ferré de France for the rest of the line. For financial reasons, the line is carried out in two phases, the first being already achieved, and then connect the Kruth station once the second phase is completed. This is the second tram-train interconnected on French territory after the German Saarbahn circulating in Sarreguemines, and the first fully interconnected French tram-train.

Geographical information

MunicipalityMulhouse
Postcode68100
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Latitude47.7508390 (N 47° 45’ 3”)
Longitude7.3358880 (E 7° 20’ 9”)
AltitudeFrom 231m to 336m
Surface area22.18 km²
Population112127 inhabitants
Density5055 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureColmar (42 km, 33 min)
Insee code68224
IntercommunalityCA Mulhouse Alsace Agglomération
DepartmentHaut-Rhin
RegionAlsace

Nearest cities & towns

Riedisheim3.6 km (9 min)
Illzach4.3 km (9 min)
Pfastatt4.5 km (11 min)
Brunstatt5.4 km (11 min)
Didenheim5.5 km (12 min)
Lutterbach5.5 km (12 min)
Sausheim5.8 km (12 min)
Richwiller6 km (15 min)
Kingersheim6.1 km (11 min)
Morschwiller-le-Bas6.1 km (12 min)
Zimmersheim7 km (13 min)
Baldersheim7.5 km (15 min)
Hochstatt7.6 km (16 min)
Bruebach7.8 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

Photos

Historical Museum (© Jean Espirat)
Historical Museum (© Jean Espirat)
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Young Porte (© Jean Espirat)
Young Porte (© Jean Espirat)
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Rue du Sauvage (© Jean Espirat)
Rue du Sauvage (© Jean Espirat)
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Zoological and Botanical Park Mulhouse
Zoological and Botanical Park Mulhouse
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Zoological and Botanical Park Mulhouse
Zoological and Botanical Park Mulhouse
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Tour of Europe and its panoramic restaurant (© JE)
Tour of Europe and its panoramic restaurant (© JE)
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Sculpture rue du Sauvage (© Jean Espirat)
Sculpture rue du Sauvage (© Jean Espirat)
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Temple Saint-Étienne (Jean © Espirat)
Temple Saint-Étienne (Jean © Espirat)
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Temple Saint-Étienne (Jean © Espirat)
Temple Saint-Étienne (Jean © Espirat)
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Interior of St. Stephen Temple (© Jean Espirat)
Interior of St. Stephen Temple (© Jean Espirat)
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Stained Glass of Saint-Étienne temple (© Jean Espirat)
Stained Glass of Saint-Étienne temple (© Jean Espirat)
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Stained Glass of Saint-Étienne temple ( © Jean Espirat)
Stained Glass of Saint-Étienne temple ( © Jean Espirat)
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Stained Glass of Saint-Étienne temple (© Jean Espirat)
Stained Glass of Saint-Étienne temple (© Jean Espirat)
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Stained Glass of Saint-Étienne temple (© Jean Espirat)
Stained Glass of Saint-Étienne temple (© Jean Espirat)
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Stained Glass of Saint-Étienne temple (© Jean Espirat)
Stained Glass of Saint-Étienne temple (© Jean Espirat)
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Adam and Eve - Temple Saint-Étienne ( © Jean Espirat)
Adam and Eve - Temple Saint-Étienne ( © Jean Espirat)
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Creation of Eve - Temple Saint-Étienne (Jean © Espirat)
Creation of Eve - Temple Saint-Étienne (Jean © Espirat)
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Nativity - Temple Saint-Étienne (Jean © Espirat)
Nativity - Temple Saint-Étienne (Jean © Espirat)
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Museum Mulhouse (© Jean Espirat)
Museum Mulhouse (© Jean Espirat)
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Église Saint-Étienne (Jean © Espirat)
Église Saint-Étienne (Jean © Espirat)
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Église Sainte-Geneviève (© Jean Espirat)
Église Sainte-Geneviève (© Jean Espirat)
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Fountain Beefeater - Place de la Reunion (© JE)
Fountain Beefeater - Place de la Reunion (© JE)
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Place of the Meeting (© Jean Espirat)
Place of the Meeting (© Jean Espirat)
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Temple Saint-Étienne (Jean © Espirat)
Temple Saint-Étienne (Jean © Espirat)
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Historical Museum and Hotel City (© Jean Espirat)
Historical Museum and Hotel City (© Jean Espirat)
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Great Basin (© Jean Espirat)
Great Basin (© Jean Espirat)
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Devil's Tower (© Jean Espirat)
Devil's Tower (© Jean Espirat)
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Tour Nessel (© Jean Espirat)
Tour Nessel (© Jean Espirat)
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Zoo and Botanical Mulhouse
Zoo and Botanical Mulhouse
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Zoological and Botanical Park Mulhouse
Zoological and Botanical Park Mulhouse
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Weather

Tuesday 7 july
Min. 19°C - Max. 35°C
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Wednesday 8 july
Min. 17°C - Max. 22°C
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Thursday 9 july
Min. 13°C - Max. 23°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Ride the Thur Doller steam train
Entertainment9 € to 1050 € Cernay (13.6 km)
Marie & Cécile Albrecht cellar tours
Local flavoursFreeOrschwihr (22 km)
Isenbourg Castle Spa
Well-being40 € Rouffach (24 km)
Canoe-kayak at Parc des Eaux Vives
Sports sensations19 € Huningue (26 km)
Tour of Colmar in the little tourist train
Culture and education350 € to 650 € Colmar (37 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Tour of the historic centre
Village visitEasy1h00Masevaux (26 km)
Sattelboden Chalet
HikeIntermediate3h00Masevaux (26 km)
Bruscher waterfall and botanical trail
HikeIntermediate3h00Ranspach (29 km)
3 lakes circuit
HikeIntermediate4h40Rimbach-près-Masevaux (30 km)
Lachtelweiher Lake
HikeIntermediate2h30Kirchberg (31 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels