With the presence of its Vosges mountains, the Haut-Rhin is a wonderful destination to enjoy the joys of nature and the mountains. Renowned for its prestigious museums, this department is also famous for its charming villages, colourful and abundantly flowered, so conducive to strolling. It is also the ideal place to taste famous wines and enjoy excellent Alsatian dishes. The Haut-Rhin, due to its somewhat extreme climate, has few attractions outside its 2 main cities: Colmar and Mulhouse. Colmar the Alsatian immediately seduces her with the beauty of its old centre, preserved as a setting for a historical film! This small town is a jewel to be discovered by miniature train, horse-drawn carriage, boat, bicycle and on foot. By taking his time. The old Colmar, structured around the Gothic church of Saint-Martin (13th century) with its cobbled streets, lined with medieval half-timbered or early Renaissance buildings, bathed in canals, flowered in summer, illuminated in winter, is a delight. As for Mulhouse, an industrial city par excellence and a historic city, its heritage has been intelligently highlighted thanks to prestigious museums, making it the leading centre for technical museums in Europe. As for its historical and heritage dimension, Mulhouse's charm is concentrated in its city centre: best discovered by the Old Mulhouse trail

What to visit Haut-Rhin?

When to go to Haut-Rhin?

When to go to the Upper Rhine? You can visit the Haut-Rhin all year round. Warmly dressed in winter, and a little lighter in the summer, you can walk or ride in the Parc naturel régional des Ballons des Vosges. Frigid and fans of vintage cars, visit the world's largest automobile museum in Mulhouse! Train fans? Don't miss the Cité du Train, Europe's largest railway museum, opened in 1971, which tells the story of the railway, from the first racks to the TGV. Other museums will also welcome you all year round. There is always something to discover in the Upper Rhine!

Prepare for your trip Haut-Rhin

  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

Pictures Haut-Rhin

Discover Haut-Rhin

Practical information
When to travel?

When to go to the Upper Rhine? You can visit the Haut...
Read more about it

Weather forecast

The climate of the Upper Rhine is semi-continental in nature, even mountainous in places. This is mainly characterize...
Read more about it

Featured articles Haut-Rhin

Top 10 des coins de campagne accessibles en train

Many people living in urban areas want to leave the city for a weekend or more to enjoy the pleasures of country life. Stroll through the narrow streets of a small village, contemplate the local architecture, stop at a good restaurant to discover the local gastronomy and in no time, find yourself in the middle of nature for a walk, a bike ride or a horse ride. The countryside is full of paths through fields and forests, and also leads to the ...

Visiter la région de Strasbourg à l'occasion d'un périple à moto

Head for the Grand Est for a multi-day motorcycle tour, with two people or with friends. Strasbourg and the surrounding area are full of wonders, from the characterful towns with their timber-framed houses, the vineyards and hilly landscapes, to the great castles that rise above the green valleys and offer a journey through time. After renting a motorbike from Yamaha Rent Strasbourg, which offers comfortable machines and scooters, and after ...

Les plus belles cités médiévales de France

Because of its long history, France is full of medieval towns and villages that take us back to the Middle Ages. These cities are made up of ramparts, cobbled streets, old stone or timber-framed houses and are often dominated by a castle and a church. They are often set in the middle of a wilderness, in the heart of a flat countryside, mountains or rise on a rocky outcrop. Medieval towns and villages are a testimony to our ancestors and a ...

La Cité du Train à Mulhouse fête ses 50 ans !

Formerly known as the "French Railway Museum", the Cité du Train-Patrimoine SNCF has been welcoming the public since 1971 and sharing the epic story of the railways in France through the exhibition of rolling stock, posters, art objects, railway objects and models. It is an opportunity to relive the history of nearly two centuries of a means of transport that has evolved from the steam locomotive to more modern and efficient models, like ...

Discover the bike tours Haut-Rhin