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Cite du Train

Open Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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One of the world's best train museums

Impressive collection of historic locomotives and carriages from the beginning of the French... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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This is not the biggest railway museum to visit. However, it is a very nice collection of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Since 10th March 2005, the Cité du Train has been offering a dynamic tour due to the redevelopment of the collections.In a building with multi-coloured façades, a tour designed in the form of a 6000m² film set takes visitors on a voyage of discovery...more
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2 rue Alfred de Glehn, 68200 Mulhouse, France
+33 3 89 42 83 33
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive collection of historic locomotives and carriages from the beginning of the French railways up to the TGV. Yes, it helps to understand French but children don't need to read anything to have a great day here. Restaurant is okay, too, the pfannkuchen were pretty...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not the biggest railway museum to visit. However, it is a very nice collection of the railway history. You will see exhibits from the beginning until modern times. Just go for it...

Thank Markus L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you speak train this is for you. You do not need to speak french to enjoy this its a railway buff idea of a good day out. You can keep busy for hours and still not do it justice. Is it perfect ? Non...More

Thank colin g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent an afternoon here as part of a short visit to Mulhouse (made to explore the city and its tramways). The layout and scale of contents is impressive, with a large number of historic locomotives and carriages n arranged mostly in lines, with good...More

Thank TtrainTtraveller
Reviewed 27 August 2018

A huge collection of trains from all over the world, from one of the first ever made to the French State of the art TGV, all restored and very well explained. The walk takes you to a time trip. A locomotive has been cut in...More

Thank Jab-Family68
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Interesting museum which shows the advancement of the trains from the early steam engines through to today. Loved the different displays however as not all explanations have an English translation would recommend downloading the app.?

Thank Nicola W
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Almost all explanations are in french only. There is an app you can use but very often it doesn't work( doesn't respond to QR code). Museum is not interactive at all! Not very interesting with children. Service at restaurant very slow even though it was...More

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sylvain v, Directeur général at Cite du Train, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018
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Bonjour, Nous vous remercions du temps que vous avez consacré a la rédaction de votre commentaire. Nous sommes, néanmoins, surpris...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018

Make no mistake - this is a very large railway museum! Situated on the Northwest outskirts of Mulhouse, it is easily reached by tram (Route 3 from Gare Centrale) and has plenty of parking. It is also adjacent to the Musee EDF Electropolis if you...More

Thank Sc6874
Reviewed 17 May 2018

This museum pocesses one of the largest collections of French steam and electric ancient locomotives, also including a few diesels and a spectacular number of rare, very rare genuine historic steam ones, build during the first years or railroading. Also a must see is a...More

Thank Anselmo A
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Magnificent display of real trains through the ages. Fun to get up close and personal with this mega-trains and see what they were like and what they are now.

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John M
11 May 2018|
Response from SwingL53 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to be late ! Good Morning. There are many connections by train (Fast and Local trains) between Basel Hbf and Mulhouse. It's an important european line. From Mulhouse SNCF Main Station You have the Tram 2, or 3 to Cité... More
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Minako K
26 April 2018|
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Response from Mike R | Reviewed this property |
OK, I can confirm that for security reasons the luggage lockers at the Museum were unavailable in December 2017 when I visited. The Main Line Station is Mulhouse but I am not sure of the situation there.
8 March 2018|
Response from Mike R | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Take the Tram from outside Mulhouse Station - Tramway N°3 direction Lutterbach. Station Musee then a 300 metre signposted walk.