10 Facts About Mulhouse


Mulhouse is a city of the Haut-Rhin department, in the Grand Est region, Eastern France, close to the Swiss and German borders.

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Mulhouse is famous for its museums, especially the and the, respectively the largest automobile and railway museums in the world.

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An industrial town nicknamed "the French Manchester", Mulhouse is the main seat of the Upper Alsace University, where the secretariat of the European Physical Society is found.

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Mulhouse commune is a subprefecture, the administrative centre of the Arrondissement of Mulhouse.

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In 58 BC a battle took place west of Mulhouse and opposed the Roman army of Julius Caesar by a coalition of Germans led by Ariovistus.

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From 1354 to 1515, Mulhouse was part of the Decapole, an association of ten Free Imperial Cities in Alsace.

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Mulhouse's climate is temperate oceanic, but its location further away from the ocean gives the city colder winters with some snow, and often hot and humid summers, in comparison with the rest of France.

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The commune of Mulhouse absorbed the former commune of Dornach in 1914 and Bourtzwiller in 1947.

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Gare de Mulhouse is well connected with the rest of France by train, including major destinations such as Paris, Dijon, Besancon, Belfort, Strasbourg, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier and Lille.

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Transport within Mulhouse is provided by Solea and comprises a network of buses together with the city's tram network, which opened on 13 May 2006.

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