Things to see and do - Mainz
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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
Pl. auenplatz 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
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, ..
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..
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..
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..
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
The setting at Favorite is timelessly elegant and Tim Meierhans' cuisine is flavourful, intense and sophisticated. You can watch him and his team at work in the kitchen through a glass panel at the entrance to the restaurant. Take a table by one of t..
Münsterstr. 11 D - 55116 Mainz
Malakoff-Terrasse 1 D - 55116 Mainz
Augustusstr. 6 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.