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Mulhouse Travel Guide, France

Mulhouse is the second largest city in Alsace, France. Being situated at the border of three countries (France, Germany, Switzerland), Mulhouse has a fascinating history to tell and has inherited a wide range of traditions from the three nations.

Mulhouse Travel Guide – Geography and Climate

Summers in Alsace are warm, with temperatures not higher than 25ºC and rain falling during June and July. Winters are cold and dry, and temperatures usually go under the freezing limit. There are two Rhone tributaries that flow through Mulhouse, the Doller and the Ill. Due to its proximity to the foothills of Jura Mountains, most Mulhouse Travel Guides will also recommend it as a favorite destination for outdoor lovers.

Mulhouse Travel Guide – Transportation

There are many ways of access towards Mulhouse. Motorways A36 and A35 cross the city from east to west and north to south, respectively. The Euro Airport serves the entire region, including the neighboring countries, providing more than 100 flight destinations. The airport shuttle to Saint-Louis and then the train from Saint-Louis to Mulhouse make to connection with the airport. The TGV Est-Europeen is a high speed train that links Mulhouse and many European cities to Paris. Taxis, bike and car rentals, and a municipal transportation system consisting in trams and buses are the most common ways to get around Mulhouse.

Mulhouse Travel Guide – Economy

Mulhouse is one of the first cities where the French industrial revolution began. The city was famous in the 18th century for its Indian printings. A flourishing textile industry developed during the same century, with 26 cotton factories, soon followed by complementary activities and an emerging mechanic engineering industry. Engineering, chemical industry and electronics are today the main economic activities, as well as car industry, represented by Peugeot factories. Mulhouse is the perfect place to study the history of technique – a Mulhouse Travel Guide will list not more than seven technical museums.

Mulhouse Travel Guide – Remarkable Facts and Figures

The Euro-airport serving Basle, Freiburg and Mulhouse is the only tri-national airport in the world. These cities, together with Strasbourg and Karlsruhe, have joined up their universities to form the EUCOR system, now having approximately 100.000 students. Mulhouse is where a number of famous people were born: Alfred Dreyfus, Alfred Werner (Nobel Prize laureate), Pierre Probst (comic book artist), Karl Brandt (Hitler’s personal doctor) or Friedrich Wilhelm Levy (mathematician). The city’s name comes from the German ‘Mülhausen’ (‘Milhüsa’ in Alsacian), which means ‘mill houses’.

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