The Schlumpf Collection is certainly the most prestigious car collection in the world. This is demonstrated by the two Bugatti Royales, including the famous Coupé Napoléon, the 150 Bugatti, Hispano-Suiza, Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Maserati, Maybach, Mercedes models, etc. It was in a former Mulhouse woollen mill, with its typically 19th century architecture, that Fritz Schlumpf established his fabulous collection of 437 cars belonging to 97 different brands. With this unique collection, the Cité de l’Automobile sees itself as being to cars what the Louvre is to art.
"We have taken our children to the Car Museum in Mulhouse several times, with different visitors and children aged 3 upwards. It is well worth a visit and a great wet weather activity. The number of cars can feel overwhelming and there is a lot to walk around, but there is a little “train” which can take you on a tour too! Audio guides are available in different languages. The children get a little activity booklet with things to hunt out – this went down well with our children. Best tip – the Museum’s Pass will get you in at no cost – this is a big saving on the entrance cost (about 10 euros for an adult and 8 for a child)." (KB, May 2011)