Close to Germany and Switzerland with which it is very close, Mulhouse is an astonishing city that gives pride of place to industry! Long a city-state and then an independent republic, it was only (voluntarily) attached to France in 1798, before quickly becoming one of Europe's leading industrial centres, a period in which it still retains many of its stigmas today. A tourist guide to Mulhouse will tell you everything: after the spinning mills, the mining industry and electrical construction, it was the turn of the automobile industry to develop. Today, with its Sausheim plant, the PSA Peugeot-Citroën Group is the leading employer in the region. If your visit is only going to last a few hours, concentrate it around Place de la Réunion, in the historic city centre. The highlights are the town hall (which houses the Historical Museum), the Saint-Étienne temple, some beautiful houses, such as the Mieg house, the pharmacy in Les Lys, as well as the old fortifications and their various towers. If you have several days or already know the city, opt for a visit to one of the main museums, such as the Cité de l'automobile, the Cité du train or the EDF-Electropolis museum, for example. You can also visit PSA Peugeot-Citroën's assembly lines.

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When to Visit Mulhouse? You can visit Mulhouse all year round. Warmly dressed in winter, and a little lighter in the summer, you can walk around the city. 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. In December, don't miss the very pretty Christmas market on the Place de la Réunion, which gives the city a charming atmosphere

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