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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. 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 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 ..
Münsterstr. 11 D - 55116 Mainz
Prix Prices from : 109 €
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..
Rheinstraße 47 - 49 D - 55116 Mainz
Hotel Havana is located in a 19th-century building on the shore of the River Rhine in Mainz, and offers bright decorated apartments with free WiFi. Hotel Havana features apartments with box-spring beds, a fitted kitchen and satellite TV. Some bathro..
Große Bleiche 26 D - 55116 Mainz
Prix Prices from : 59 €
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 ..
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..
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..
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.
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..
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..
Münsterstr. 11 D - 55116 MAINZ