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Mainz Travel guide
Mainz : Michelin's recommendations
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
Kleine Weissgasse 12 D - 55116 Mainz
Only the exterior walls and pillars of the Gothic church (late 13C), severely damaged in 1945, remain. The east chancel was decorated with a remarkable set of windows by Chagall representing subjects from the Old and New Testament. Against the east..
Schillerplatz D - 55116 Mainz
Certain ministries of the State and the French Institute are housed in the Baroque mansions of this quarter. In the centre of the square stands a fountain depicting scenes from the carnival.
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..
Augustusstrasse 6 D - 55131 MAINZ
"The 4-star Hotel Novotel Mainz is located in the central and peaceful historical area ""Auf dem Kästrich"", just a few minutes' walk from Mainz city center. The 217 modern rooms are air conditioned and equipped with flatscre..
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, ..
Große Bleiche 26 D - 55116 Mainz
Located in the heart of Mainz, capital of Germany’s Rhineland-Palatinate state, our attractive mid-range hotel offers direct access to the adjoining pedestrian areas. All sights, such as the cathedral, the old town and the church of St. Stephan with ..
Frauenlobstr. 94 D - 55118 Mainz
Classic, elegant ambience combined with typical Mainz hospitality and delicious seasonal food. The vine-covered terrace in the inner courtyard is also very attractive.
Karl-Weiser-Str. 1 D - 55131 Mainz
Victor-Hugo-Ufer 1 D - 55116 Mainz
Set in modern premises belonging to the Mainz boat club (hence the name), the Bootshaus boasts expansive windows enabling guests to dine with a view of the Rhine. Good value lunch menu on weekdays.
Augustusstr. 6 D - 55131 Mainz
Malakoff-Terrasse 1 D - 55116 Mainz
Münsterstr. 11 D - 55116 Mainz