Mulhouse, the cosmopolitan metropolis of the Upper Rhine, is proud of its industrial history, which reached its peak during the 19th century: many factories and manufacturing plants are open to visitors.
When it comes to museums, don't miss the Cité du Train, Europe's biggest railway museum. Open since 1971, it tells the story of the railways, from the first cog railways to the TGV high-speed train.
Inspired by an industrialist's passion for the world of railways, the museum became the "Cité du Train" in 2005, and offers an incredible collection of rolling stock and objects from train history, divided into 6 themes, part of which forms the collection of heritage equipment from the SNCF.
The fully renovated museum covers 50,000m², making it one of the 10 biggest train museums in the world.
The Cité du Train is ideal for a family visit: young ones will be keen to discover the scale model room and the little train on tyres, and can embark on a maiden railway journey or board the "Alsace Mini-express".