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Mainz, once the episcopal seat of the influential Prince-Electors, became the capital of the Land of Rheinland-Pfalz in 1949. The city's location at the confluence of the Rhine and the Main is ideal for trade. The city is Germany's leading wine market and the scene of a carnival whose buffoonish antics are televised throughout Germany. Mainz is immensely proud of its native son, Gutenberg, the father of printing (c 1395-1468).
Tourist attractions Mainz : Things to see and do
Liebfrauenplatz 5 D - 55116 Mainz
The reconstruction of a 15C printing workshop in this museum gives an idea of the development of working conditions and techniques in the printing industry. The first two Gutenberg bibles are on display in a strong room. Other notable exhibits includ..
Domstr. 10 D - 55116 Mainz
The vast Romanesque edifice has two chancels. The church contains a group of funerary monuments of archbishops. See the baptismal font (1328), made of pewter and decorated with delicate figures. In the western crypt is a modern gold reliquary of the ..
Grosse Bleiche 49-51 D - 55116 Mainz
Mainz Regional Museum gives an overview of Rhineland civilisation since the prehistoric period. The lapidary section houses more than 300 items from the Roman era, notably Jupiter's Column, a copy of which stands on the Deutschhaus-Platz in front of ..
Alicenstr. 4 D - 55116 Mainz
Prix Prices from : 69 €
This central, family-run hotel in Mainz offers comfortable accommodation just a few steps from the Hauptbahnhof (main train station) and a 5-minute walk from the historic Old Town. The comfortably furnished rooms of the Terminus Hotel feature a TV, ..
Augustusstrasse 6 D - 55131 MAINZ
The 4-star Novotel Mainz hotel is just a few minutes' walk from the city center and an excellent base from which to explore the city. Stay in one of our air-conditioned rooms or suites with flat-screen TV. With six meeting rooms and a meeting package..
Schottstr. 6 D - 55116 Mainz
Prix Prices from : 79 €
Located in Mainz’s city centre, only 50 metres from the main station, this friendly hotel offers comfortable accommodation with free wireless internet access and a helpful, 24-hour reception team. The rooms at Hotel Schottenhof are comfortably furni..
Victor-Hugo-Ufer 1 D - 55116 Mainz
This restaurant with panoramic windows is set in the modern headquarters of the Mainz Rowing Association. Eat with a view of the Rhine and its lovely riverside promenade. Just the thing to whet your appetite for a walk after dinner. The good value lu..
Frauenlobstr. 94 D - 55118 MAINZ
Not a typical wine bar setting as the name suggests but rather a friendly yet elegant restaurant stylishly designed with a warm wooden floor and high quality, claret coloured fabrics. This long-running family restaurant also offers good food includin..
Martinsstr. 10 D - 55116 Mainz
If you fancy some well-prepared, simple and fresh food in a friendly, lively pub-style atmosphere, this is the place for you. Heinrich Nestle is the chef and a passionate painter (he even has his own gallery). He offers a menu that includes dishes su..
Münsterstr. 11 D - 55116 MAINZ
Karl-Weiser-Str. 1 D - 55131 MAINZ
Philipp Stein (whose parents run Steins Traube in Mainz-Finthen) has taken over the kitchens here but has kept the same experienced kitchen staff. As a result, Favorite continues its commitment to classic, modern cuisine. Choose a table by the window..
Malakoff-Terrasse 1 D - 55116 MAINZ
This smart, stylish restaurant offers unrestricted views of both the Rhine and the open kitchen. It serves regional dishes with a modern twist alongside excellent steaks. The reduced lunchtime menu is excellent value for money.