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"Cité de l’Automobile" – National Museum

Cité de l’Automobile
Cité de l’Automobile

Considered a jewel among motoring museums - the unique collection at the old Schlumpf Museum is one of the most prestigious automobile museums in the world! The Schlumpf brothers started collecting cars, especially Bugattis in the 1960s. In 1976 they escaped to Switzerland and their collection has been turned into a museum. It is known as the Cite de l'Automobile since 2006. The completely renovated museum offers an exceptional generation of 400 cars that tell the story of the European motor car: from the steam-driver Jacquot Break of 1878 to the Bugatti Veyron of today. This latter is manufactured in the Alsace town of Molsheim, home of Bugatti, and is the most expensive and the fastest car in the world: a special space is reserved for it. Between these two chronological extremes, the visitor will find a few masterpieces of the motor industry: the Rolls Royce Silver Ghost and Phantom, or the Bugatti Royale Type 41, very few examples of which remain in the world.


Opening times: From 1st January to 4 January: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. From 5 January to 5 February: Weekdays: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Weekend: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. From 6 February to 2 April 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. From 3 April to 29 October 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. From 30 October to 31 December 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed 25 December


192, avenue de Colmar
68051 Mulhouse

+33 3 89 33 23 21