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Street Art in Mulhouse

In Mulhouse, street art is everywhere!

Do you like living art, the kind you see on a street corner or when you look at a wall? Put on your sneakers and take out your camera, we take you on a street-art safari.

A little history...

Painted walls: a tradition that doesn’t date back to yesterday

Place de la Reunion enthrones the Hôtel de Ville: one of the oldest painted walls (or rather buildings) in the city! Built in 1552, its facade was decorated the same year.

On Reunion Square again, and on Henriette Street, the tribal houses offer their ornamented facades, while the Mieg house tells a piece of Swiss history.

Much more recent, other painted walls still tell of the city’s past: on Rue Jacques Preiss, a fresco by Dyminski celebrates the bicentennial of Mulhouse’s reunion with France, while on Avenue Kennedy, chemistry is honored by the same artist.

Painters have given free rein to their imagination in many places: the very colorful Inti’s Sower near the Market, the trompe-l’oeil of the Cour des Maréchaux, etc.

At the bend of almost every alleyway, art is omnipresent on the walls of Mulhouse!

Sculptures, installations: street art in 3D mode

The sculptures line the city as so many intimate and original works to discover, while urban projects are also “dressed” by exclusive creations.

In front of Porte Jeune, Yves Carrey’s “Schweissdissi” echoes the eponymous statue at Tivoli Park built in 1905.

The work of Livia de Poli brings color in front of the Fine Arts Museum, while Sébastien Haller declines his playful universe in a dynamic sculpture installed at the Mulhouse Zoo.

Mulhouse also features cows in front of the town hall, sheep Porte Haute, and characters “without little wheels” cours des Franciscains.

As for Buren’s Tram / Trame arches and Reynaud’s columns, they are among the city’s most emblematic works, and bring it a new dimension.

3 good reasons to admire the street art in Mulhouse

The M.U.R. : a zone of free and ephemeral expression

There is a place in Mulhouse where street-art is more than welcome, it is downright streetwise!

Every month, this M.U.R (Modulable, Urban, Reactive), located on Rue de la Moselle, hosts a different creation by a street-art artist.

His ideal location, just a stone’s throw from the shopping street Rue du Sauvage and in a very dynamic street, gives him maximum visibility.

Highly colored or delicately monochrome, figurative or abstract, with or without lettering, these unique and ephemeral creations are so many works of art in the heart of the city.

An open-air museum

A few blocks from downtown, along the Ill River, follow the bike path and discover the most formidable open-air street-art gallery.

At the quai des Pêcheurs, the walls are completely invested by graffiti artists. Their spectacular creations rub shoulders and dialogue for a highlight of the diversity and quality of street art.

1001 other facets of art in the streets of Mulhouse

The street-art is nestled everywhere in Mulhouse, even in rather unusual places.

The letterboxes painted by C215 dot the city: portraits of artists (Renaud, Gainsbourg, etc.), animals, etc.

For his part Clet has taken over road signs and other urban amenities with his characters inspired by comics and video games.

The mysterious graffiti artist Zer has left his mark all over Mulhouse and the surrounding area: have fun counting his marks on the city’s walls ☺.

How to enjoy street art?


The M.U.R. Mulhouse and many street art works are located in downtown Mulhouse.

Pay parking is available in Mulhouse or you can also take advantage of the P+Tram offer to come to the center by streetcar.

Take advantage of our street-art tour to see some of the art located downtown.

You can also view this tour on the Cirkwi app available on Google Play and App Store.

You can also discover street art through our guided tour: Urban Poetry which takes place once a month (only in French).

Sign up online!