Mulhouse was the most impressive Christmas market in Alsace.
When you don’t have any expectations about a place it is less difficult to be surprised. And Mulhouse far exceeded any ideas I might have had in my head.
Before coming here I hadn’t seen many photos of this place, or perhaps I hadn’t paid as much attention to them as to those of Colmar, Ribeauville or Eguisheim, to name a few places in Alsace.
📍Where is Mulhouse?
Mulhouse is located 30 min from Colmar and 40 min from the EuroAirport. None of the most beautiful villages in Alsace are close to Mulhouse. But it is ideal for an overnight stay on the day of arrival in Alsace or on the last day.
It is connected to Colmar, Strasbourg and Basel by train.
Yes, yes and a thousand times yes! Put it on the list.
I can’t recommend Mulhouse as a place to visit because I didn’t really get to see more than its Christmas market. And what little I did see, didn’t really captivate me either.
But the Christmas market stole my heart. It made me feel like a child again, to want to stay longer until it closed and to want to come back every year.
It’s funny. As I write this article, it is Happiness Day. And Mulhouse is one of the places where I was happiest during my tour of Alsace and the Black Forest.
Read on and you’ll understand why!
The Christmas market is located on Place de la Réunion.
If you need to park your car, I recommend the La Cour des Maréchaux car park. It is located in a shopping centre, right next to where the Christmas market is located.
You can visit it every day of the week. I recommend you take a look at the different opening times.
In the same square is the church of St. Stephen, a Protestant church in neo-Gothic style. A real beauty, and the most beautiful thing in Mulhouse, for my taste.
The best thing about Mulhouse is that it is one of the least touristic markets in this French region, so you can feel like a local here.
The market has food stalls. During my trip through Alsace and the Black Forest, I used to take advantage of the markets to try the typical food of this time of year, eat cheaply and save on the trip.
At this market in particular, there was a churro stall that was literally killing it.
In Mulhouse there were also streets decorated with illuminated Christmas trees, a merry-go-round, giant figures in the main squares where the Christmas market was located.
🛌 Where to sleep in Mulhouse
Mulhouse is strategically located, making it an ideal destination for the first or last night of your trip in Alsace. It is 30 km from the Euroairport and 45 km from Colmar. Basel is also half an hour away by car or train.
We stayed at the Airbnb Le Silice Zen in Mulhouse for two nights during our trip.