Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer, Mulhouse

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Train enthusiasts can hardly resist a stop at Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer also called "Cité du Train", the largest railway museum in the world. Located in Mulhouse, the museum features an exhibition display by the famed French architect, François Seigneur, called "Le siècle d'or du chemin de fer" (The golden century of the railway). Step through time as Seigneur traces historical rail events from 1860 to 1940. Wander from one exhibit to the next in semi-darkness, and experience the evolution of rail technology and the effect it had on those whose lives revolved around rail travel and the industry as a career. Plan my trip to Mulhouse with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • There were a lot of interesting trains, and facts about the history of railways in France. Fun to watch how trains evolve from simple steam engines to electric engines able to speed up to 500km/h. 
    There were a lot of interesting trains, and facts about the history of railways in France. Fun to watch how trains evolve from simple steam engines to electric engines able to speed up to 500km/h.  more »
  • This museum is incredible. If you are into trains, you need to budget at least 4-5 hours to do it justice. As a grand finale, take the short ride on the maintenance car on the outside grounds. If... 
    This museum is incredible. If you are into trains, you need to budget at least 4-5 hours to do it justice. As a grand finale, take the short ride on the maintenance car on the outside grounds. If...  more »
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  • WOW I can't describe how happy I am to have arrived here, this place made me feel like a child, to see so many trains, even to get on them and see how my ancestors traveled ... so fascinating. The location is huge and everything looks impeccable. You are fascinated by this world as you pass the museum gate. I can honestly say that I really enjoyed everything I saw
  • Really enjoyed this museum! There was a lot to see and discover. Loved being able to actually go inside some trains. Very well done.

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