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Cite du Train

2 rue Alfred de Glehn, 68200 Mulhouse, France
+33 3 89 42 83 33
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Great trains

This exhibit has fantastic examples of French trains throughout the entire history of railroading... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jackalie B
Atlanta, Georgia
via mobile
Huge Rail Display

This is apparently the biggest Rail Museum in Europe. It is broadly separated into 3 areas. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mike R
Marmande, France
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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 through one of the most prestigious European train collections.Spectacular scenography, constantly changing events, audiovisual montages and sound and light shows take young and old alike to the very heart of the great railway adventure.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio guide” (21 reviews)
“train museum” (19 reviews)
“steam engine” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2 rue Alfred de Glehn, 68200 Mulhouse, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This exhibit has fantastic examples of French trains throughout the entire history of railroading. The exhibits are interesting (you get to walk under a steam engine, see the innards of a steam engine, and view the components of a diesel. They have excellent examples and...More

Thank Jackalie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is apparently the biggest Rail Museum in Europe. It is broadly separated into 3 areas. The first area is a Hall with a range of exhibits (and audio guides in multiple languages). This area is dimly lit overall with marked arrows to denote the...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 15 December 2017

This train museum is the largest in Europe!! Great exhibits, well-informed staff. There are some stairs which allows the visitors to see inside of the wagons and to feel what was like to travel in the past with trains. The Orient-Express exhibit with Hercule Poirot...More

1  Thank Iliana1905
Reviewed 30 November 2017

The museum is well laid out, very spacious and the exhibits are arranged according to specific themes. The audio guide wasn't perfect by any means, in fact I soon gave up on it and I didn't see other visitors using it either. One word of...More

Thank Gareth J
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

If you have a little time and like trains, this is an amazing place to spend the aforementioned time. The exhibit is massive and covers air conditioned and covered portions. Entry fee includes a audio guide. Tip: the audio guide plays automatically in the first...More

Thank Ravi Kiran N
Reviewed 31 October 2017

If you like trains then you will enjoy a trip to this museum.There are some real monsters here and you are able to walk underneath one which allows you to marvel at the great engineering that went into making these things so many years ago....More

Thank premier-spy
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

An amazing place that needs a good couple of hours to explore. The self-service restaurant is good although somewhat strangely organised. We had to queue quite a bit to pick up the cold food items and pay and then had to queue again at another...More

Thank Skoechlin
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We had looked forward to the visit and had saved a day in our holiday as a special highlight and treat and so we arrived with great hopes. The price of the ticket, 13 Euros, and the absence of a reduction for seniors surprised us,...More

Thank Jim W
sylvain v, Directeur général at Cite du Train, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017
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Bonjour, Merci du temps consacré à la rédaction de votre commentaire. Je suis toutefois au regret de constater que vous...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017

There is a lot to see in this museum, So many different trains, old ones and new ones. One part of the museum seemed a bit old and it was soo cold there. I liked the film about the TGV.

Thank ciellol
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Locomotives from the time of Stephenson to the TGV. Emphasis on locomotives and passenger cars - not much freight rolling stock. Very rare Baldwin Diesel engine from equipment supplied from the states (Baldwin went out of business in the 1950s). There is a cutaway steam...More

1  Thank cgny1fwd
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3 January 2017|
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Response from sylvain v | Property representative |
good afternoon, thank you for the interest you have for our museum. i order to plan a good visit, you have to take at least 3 hours. the museum is 60 000 m2 and you will discover more than 100 Rolling stocks. waiting for... More
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15 November 2016|
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Response from 837RichardH837 | Reviewed this property |
Yes fairly close but not walking distance. Train museum is a short tram ride from the town centre and the car museum is another short ride from the centre. Both can be done in the same day... We went to train museum first... More