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  • 1 Gutenberg Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    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..

  • 2 Landesmuseum Mainz Interesting

    Museums and art

    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 ..

  • 3 Mainz Cathedral Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Domstr. 10

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    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 12

    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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