Top things to do in Mulhouse

Top Choice Bistro in Mulhouse

Chez Auguste

Overflowing with regulars, this casually sophisticated bistro always has a good buzz. The concise menu excels in classics including scallops with orange-infused carrot purée and pistachio, confit pork cheeks slow-co…
Museum in Mulhouse

Ecomusée d’Alsace

Ecomusée d’Alsace is a fascinating excursion into Alsatian country life and time-honoured crafts. Smiths, cartwrights, potters and coopers do their thing in and among 70 historic Alsatian farmhouses – a veritable vi…
French in Mulhouse

Zum Sauwadala

Two little pigs guide the way to this snug bistro – the very essence of Alsace quaintness with its dark timber, checked tablecloths and roll-me-out-the-door hearty grub. The menu is packed with classics – Spätzle (e…
Museum in Mulhouse

Musée du Papier Peint

More stimulating than it sounds, this is a treasure trove of wallpaper (some of the scenic stuff is as detailed as an oil painting) and the machines used to produce it since the 18th century. To reach it, take bus 1…
Museum in Mulhouse

Musée de l’Impression sur Étoffes

Once known as the ‘French Manchester’, Mulhouse is fittingly home to this peerless collection of six million textile samples – from brilliant cashmeres to intricate silk screens – which makes it very popular with fa…
Cafe in Mulhouse

Enquête de Goûts

Crammed with crime novels and mismatched furniture, this quirky hole-in-the-wall bookshop also does a fine line in breakfasts, coffee, tea and two-course lunches (€11.50).
Museum in Mulhouse

Cité de l’Automobile

An ode to the automobile, this striking glass-and-steel museum showcases 400 rare and classic motors, from old-timers such as the Bugatti Royale to Formula 1 dream machines. There’s a kids' corner for would-be mecha…
Museum in Mulhouse

Cité du Train

Trainspotters are in their element at Europe’s largest railway museum, displaying SNCF’s prized collection of locomotives and carriages. Take bus 20 from the train station or, if driving, the Mulhouse-Dornach exit o…
Thai in Mulhouse

Khrua Thai

If you're craving a little spice, this sweet and simple Thai place serves up the real deal. The curries are authentic and there's rarely an empty table at weekends.