The Cité du Train (Musée Français du Chemin de Fer), the French National Railway Museum is the biggest railway museum in the world. In 1961, Mulhouse City Council offered land in Dornach to allow the SNCF to present their historical rolling stock, representative of the company’s history. In 1971, the first locomotives were provisionally placed in the old engine shed, Mulhouse-Nord. A second site nearby was opened to the public in 1983 at which stage the museum received 240,000 visitors a year.
Mulhouse is the chief city of an arrondissement of the Haut-Rhin department. Although the city is by far the most populous in Haut-Rhin, its capital is Colmar. Two rivers run through Mulhouse, the Doller and the Ill, both tributaries of the Rhine. [Read more]