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The Cité du Train

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haut-Rhin

The Cité du Train - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haut-Rhin

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".

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The Cité du Train

The combination of the French Railway Museum, with the support of the SNCF, launches into the renovation of the museum to make the most beautiful train museum in Europe. € 8.6 million is being invested in this unprecedented project.

From 11 March 2005, the new French Museum Mulhouse Railway becomes the Cité du Train. On this occasion, the presentation of 100 coin collection is completely redesigned and over two exhibition areas : " The golden age of the railway " and " railway adventure". The first hall of 6000 m² (heated in winter and cooled in summer) has 27 collection pieces presented in an original scenography entrusted to the Atelier François Seigneur that showcases the railway universe.

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