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A Christmas weekend in Mulhouse

Mulhouse decks itself out in its very finest finery to welcome you at Christmas. The cradle of the Alsatian textile industry, it never ceases to amaze with its creativity and dynamism. For an unusual festive experience, come and enjoy the magic of Christmas in Mulhouse!

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  • Length2 days
  • How to get aroundOn foot, by car

Day 1 : Strolling round the city centre

The buzz of the Christmas market

In front of Saint-Étienne church and the impressive Renaissance city hall, Mulhouse’s Christmas market is in full swing! Here the little wooden chalets are decorated with a precious and original cloth. Every year, a new special edition is designed for the Christmas season.

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How about a museum?

Why not take a culture break away from the Christmas market marathon ? The capital of technical museums, Mulhouse is home to the prestigious Cité de l’Automobile, the Cité du Train as well as the Musée d’Impression sur Etoffes (fabric printing museum). At the latter you will find a museum shop full of a host of gift ideas: table cloths, shawls, scarves and stoles as well as many decorations.

Up close with the stars

After dark, enjoy a whirl on the big wheel on Place de la Réunion and take in some amazing night-time views over the city. Cheeks rosy and tingling from the winter chill, you’ll love this original trip skyward with the Christmas market spread out below you and the Christmas lights to carry you away to another world.

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Day 2 : A traditional sharing christmas

An old-time Christmas at the Ecomusée d’Alsace

At Christmastime, richly decorated for the festivities, the Ecomusée d’Alsace revives the traditions of an Alsatian Christmas with numerous events and activities. Make your own bredele, attend a Christmas storytelling evening, rediscover all the traditional decorations in numerous exhibitions. And to the great delight of our little darlings, St. Nicolas will be paying a visit to reward the good children ... A real journey back in time into the authenticity of Christmas.

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Christmas at the Parc de Wesserling

The Parc de Wesserling 40 minutes from Mulhouse awaits you for a surprising visit after dark. This former manufacture royale invites you into the heart of its 5 magnificent gardens to experience a glittering winter’s night. You’ll be bewitched by the magical night-time atmosphere featuring soft lights, stories and Christmas traditions.

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