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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).

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Tourist attractions Mainz : Things to see and do

  • Gutenberg Museum Recommended Recommended

    Liebfrauenplatz 5

    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..

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  • 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 ..

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  • Landesmuseum Mainz Interesting

    Grosse Bleiche 49-51

    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 ..

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Hotels Mainz

  • InterCityHotel Mainz

    Binger Str. 21 D - 55131 Mainz

    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..

  • Hilton Mainz City Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Münsterstr. 11 D - 55116 Mainz

    Prix Prices from : 96 €

    This hotel is quietly located in the historic city centre of Mainz. It offers an international restaurant with courtyard terrace, high-speed Wi-Fi, and soundproofed rooms with spacious work areas. The brightly decorated rooms of the Hilton Mainz Cit..

  • Hotel Schottenhof Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Schottstr. 6 D - 55116 Mainz

    Prix Prices from : 62 €

    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..

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Restaurants Mainz

  • FAVORITE restaurant Very comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    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..

  • Heinrich's Die Wirtschaft Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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..

  • Bootshaus Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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..

  • Hilton Mainz City Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Münsterstr. 11 D - 55116 MAINZ

  • Bellpepper Comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Geberts Weinstuben Comfortable restaurant 

    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..

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