Maps and details of local attractions are available from the campsiteshop.
Mulhouse has the world's largest car museum!
The Frensch Railway Museum
The museum has the largest collection of rolling stock in continental Europe. It recounts a century and a half of French railway history with around 100 steam locomotives, electric locomotives, railcars, luxurious carriages and wagons.
Electropolis: the Museum of Electrical Energy
The Museum Electropolis is the largest museum in Europe dedicated to electrical energy. With an exhibition area of 4000 m2, a futuristic architectural setting and a dynamic scenography, the Museum Electropolis displays objects and models, holds audio-visual projections and events which retrace the fascinating saga of electricity.Electropolis shows the way forward for a new generation of museums: it was conceived as a cultural and communications centre.Visitors can conduct experiments on electricity in all its many forms.
Activities and guided visits are scheduled throughout the day.
The town hall and his history museum
The Town Hall, built in 1553, is a
Renaissance style building with a double staircase. Montaigne, who was in
Mulhouse in 1580, described it as a 'magnificent, golden palace'.
There could not be a better setting for the history museum than the former Town Hall. Dedicated to the history of Mulhouse from the 16th century to 1830, this former public building has some very fine 17th century painted ceilings.
The Museum of Fine Arts - "Villa Steinbach"
The museum of Fine Arts was founded in 1864 by Mulhouse's 'Société Industrielle' Association. The museum's permanent collection is comprised of works dating from the Middle Ages up to the present day. Temporary exhibitions of contemporary artists' work are held regularly. A selection of more than 800 original prints can be found in the museum's library, the 'Artothèque', situated on the ground floor.
The House of Ceramics
This renovated former tile works presents a complete range of comtemporary ceramics. Exhibited over an area of some 1200 square meters, we are able to see in detail the most significant trends in contemporary plastic expression. The house of Ceramics offers those who so desire an insight into the secrets of this art.
The Printed Fabrics Museum
This museum relates the history of printed cotton in Alsace and throughout the world. An exceptional collection of fabrics and machinery is on display. Between 1994 and 1996 the museum was entirely reorganised. The museum covers many different areas of importance in the printing field: decorative art, industry, techniques, fashion, local and social history. The exhibits are displayed in a clear and interesting manner. There is area for relaxing and a café. A selection of handkerchiefs, scarves, shawls and accessories based on items from the collection can be bought in the museum shop.
The Wallpaper Museum
This museum is housed in the former 18th century residence of the commander of the Knights of the Teutonic Order. Printing machinery is exhibited, as are 130 000 documents which provide an accurate account of the manufacturing of wallpaper from 1791 to the present day. An outstanding collection of block-printed scenic wallpaper is also on display
The fire brigade Museum
This museum, which is on the same site as the railway museum, relates the history of the fire brigade and of firemen, and the evolution of fire-fighting equipment through the ages.
The Zoological and Botanical Gardens were created in 1868 on the initiative of a group of philanthropic industrialists. Since then the town of Mulhouse has made them more attractive, modernised them and, above all, considerably enlarged them (the Gardens are ranked among the largest zoological parks in Europe, as they have a total surface area of over 25 hectares).
The Monkey Mountain
More than 200 Barbary Macaques living in a large forest of 20 ha. A pleasant walk through the home of the monkeys enables you a close-up insight into their every-day life. A fascinating experience for families, photographers and schools.
Stork Reintroduction &
Europea Otter reproduction center
A nice walk in a 5 ha laid out park where you will discover the secret life of storks, their nesting, the raising up of the little storks and their flights in the sky. Many aquatic birds and more than 150 storks.
Every afternoon, a unique show of its kind in Europe of fishing animals : cormorants, otters, penguins, sea-lion (500 covered seats). You can follow this show through the windows of a glass pond.
Discover the first otter reproduction center to have existed in France and a aquarium with more than 20 species of fish from all over Alsace.
Free flights for the biggest birds of prey : Eagles, Condors, etc... make a fantastic show inside the medieval castle of Kintzheim.
The live butterflies'garden
Take a walk through hundreds of free exotic butterflies. Admire the colourful ballet of both Asian and American buttterflies under the same roof. Discover the butterflies secret and fascinating life by taking a walk among a luxurious and varied flora.
The complete life cycle presented in an ecological environment.
Permanent orchid exhibition.
The Ecomuseum of Alsace
Situated at the heart of the region of the potash mines Alsatian, 60 buildings which relate to the whole history of Alsace. The greatest open air museum in France, for a trip in time which you will never forget.
Because of the old workshops, the village lives. Lively shows every day from april to october.
Ecomusée d'Alsace is a complete feast and the most beautiful old European merry-go-round is the jewel.
Castle of the "Haut Koenigsbourg"
Dominating the Alsace plain, and home to the Hohenstaufen family in the 12th century and the Hapsburgs in the 15th century, the castle was rebuilt after 1479 to provide defences suitable for artillery. Demolished during the Thirty Years War, it was reconstructed at the beginning of the 20th century by Willem II of Hohenzollern. Collections of 15th and 17th century weapons and furniture.
to Marlenheim (110 kms) discover the wine route. Meet wine growers, taste wines
and loose yourself in medieveal cities. Take
time out to explore this beautiful area .
And of other tourist roads as the road of beer, tobacco or wood.
Fun fair of Mulhouse
A large fun fair visits the expo park in Mulhouse in the last week of July and the first two weeks of August. Fun for all ages.
The Storks Parks
The local stork park offers a day out with additional attractions for the children.