Things to see and do - Mainz
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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 ..
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 flat-scr..
Binger Str. 21 D - 55131 Mainz
Prix Prices from : 56 €
This modern, 4-star hotel is just 150 metres away from Mainz Central Station. It offers soundproofed rooms, varied breakfast buffets, and free public transport passes for Mainz and Wiesbaden. The rooms and apartments of the InterCityHotel Mainz feat..
Schottstr. 6 D - 55116 Mainz
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 the 3-star Hotel Schottenhof are comfor..
Münsterstr. 11 D - 55116 Mainz
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..
Augustusstr. 6 D - 55131 Mainz
Klosterstr. 27 D - 55124 Mainz
If you eat on one of the two elegantly modern floors of this old farmhouse you will soon understand just how important produce quality is to Frank Buchholz. His insists that all the meat, vegetables and fruit, etc he uses in his Mediterranean influen..
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