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  • 1 Gutenberg Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    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..

  • 2 Landesmuseum Mainz Interesting

    Museums and art

    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 ..

  • 3 Mainz Cathedral Interesting

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 4 Roman-German Museum, Mainz Interesting

    Museums and art

    Ernst-Ludwig-Platz 2 D - 55116 Mainz

    The museum, housed in the former palace of the Electors (15-17C), contains collections pertaining to Mediterranean civilizations, prehistory and the Barbarian peoples. It also contains pieces relating to Roman and medieval archeology.

  • 5 Schillerplatz and Schillerstraße, Mainz

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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.

  • 6 Mainz old town

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Augustinerstraße D - 55116 Mainz

    Off the Augustinerstraße, a main artery of an old quarter that is nearly intact, opens the picturesque Kirschgarten square, framed by half-timbered houses. The Kapuzinerstraße (houses with sandstone door frames and Rococo panels) passes by St Ignatiu..

  • 7 St Ignatius Church, Mainz

    Religious buildings

    Rheinstr. D - 55116 Mainz

    Built between 1763 and 1775, St Ignatius Church shows the transition between the Rococo and neo-Classical styles. Outside on the left is a dramatic Crucifixion group by Hans Backoffen (16C).

  • 8 St Stephen's Church, Mainz

    Religious buildings

    Kleine Weissgasse 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 w..

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