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Musee du Papier Peint, Rixheim

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View wallpaper from the 18th through 21st centuries at Musee du Papier Peint, a wallpaper museum with more than 100,000 pieces from the Zuber company. Scenic wallpaper is still printed in Alsace, and you can see 11 of these magnificent landscapes, including Eldorado from 1849, a pattern that's still printed today. An example of wallpaper from 1742 features a panel of sheets that were stenciled and block-printed, and there's a block-printed 1810 border that imitates drapery. Examine the tools used to print wallpaper with an antique machine or by hand. Arrange your visit to Musee du Papier Peint and discover more family-friendly attractions in Rixheim using our Rixheim online route planner.
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  • There are usually not many people in this little and specialized museum. This is the rule and this may explain why it's so easy to wander around in the Rixheim museum. If you're around Mulhouse, stop....  more »
  • Le Musée du Papier Peint (wall paper museum) gives an enticing overview of the history wallpaper. This museum IS worth a detour - for sure. On the ground floor you can see the production process...  more »
  • Very friendly and helpful staff at a wonderfully delightful museum. Arranged in general sections including animals, bugs and the sea the patterns and textures were mesmerizing. The display of printing machines was very informative. A bit disappointed by the gift shop, I would have liked to buy some postcards of the patterns displayed as there was no photography allowed.
  • Arrived about a half hour before they closed for their midday break. We had driven a long ways to get there and I was really excited but was disappointed when the woman said I didn't have enough time and almost didn't let me go in. I said I won't have another chance and she sold me a really cheap ticket and told me where to look first. There was no one in there except a school group. There are three floors of exhibitions. Panorama and wallpapers of the future on the top floor, then a display of different aged and themed papers on the middle one (nicely laid out) and the bottom has all the machinery they used to make wallpaper up until around 1930. The building itself is historic and one wing still produces wallpapers. Really impressive machines and exhibitions (I dragged my husband as he thought it sounded the most boring thing ever but ended up enjoying it, especially the engineering of the machines). Wish we had more time but it was good to get a taste of it. Bought a few things in the little museum shop, really lovely patterned paper and notebooks and such as you could imagine.
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