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Attractions in Mainz

Mainz has so much more to offer than just its delicious wine. Among the oldest cities in Germany, Mainz boasts a vast 1000-year-old cathedral, a perfect backdrop for the sea of lights which illuminate the yearly Christmas market during the Advent season. You won’t be able to overlook Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of the printing press; Mainz has dedicated the Gutenberg Museum, the World Museum of Printing and the Johannisfest at the end of June to its most famous son. Prepare to be overwhelmed by the heavenly blue light of St. Stephan’s Church caused by the Chagall Windows, which are unique throughout the world.

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New Synagogue (Foto: Landeshauptstadt Mainz, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Neue Synagoge | Mainz

Mainz is home to one of the oldest Jewish communities in Europe. During the Middle Ages, it was a centre of Jewish learning and religious life....

St. Augustine's (Foto: Landeshauptstadt Mainz, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Augustinerkirche | Mainz

Entering through the red sandstone portal, visitors are brought through a modern glass-faced entrance area into a beautiful church with a...

Electoral Palace (Foto: RGZM_R.Müller, V. Iserhardt, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum | Mainz

Complete overview of the most important finds and works of art from prehistory and early history in Europe, Roman culture in Germany and the...

Überblicksdarstellung zur Stadtgeschichte (Foto: Stadthistorisches Museum Mainz, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Stadthistorisches Museum Mainz | Mainz

Permanent expositions of the Museum give an overview over the Mainz city history, deal with the jewish past of Mainz (Magenza), with the economic...

Gutenberg Monument (Foto: FotoFarmer, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Gutenberg-Denkmal | Mainz

An over-life-size bronze statue of Johannes Gutenberg adorns the square that bears his name. The statue is based on a model by the Danish sculptor...

Roman Gate (Foto: Carsten Costard, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Römertor & Kästrich | Mainz

History and construction

Around 1350, the city walls first erected in the 3rd century CE were rebuilt. The new fortifications enclosed a...

Rhein Abendstimmung (Foto: mainzplus CITYMARKETING GmbH_FotoFarmer, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Rheinpromenade Mainz | Mainz

The Rhine Promenade of Mainz, also known as Adenauer Ufer, runs from the customs port to the old city centre. It is a popular meeting place for...

Kupferberg museum (Foto: Kupferberg-Museum Mainz, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Kupferbergterrasse | Mainz

Kupferberg terrace high above the city of Mainz is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. In 1888, the deepest sparkling wine cellar...

Holzturm (Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Holzturm | Mainz

The oldest reference to this six-storey tower dates from 1366 when it is referred to as the "new tower". The Holzturm was part of the...

Cathedral (Foto: mainzplus CITYMARKETING GmbH_FotoFarmer, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

St. Martin's Cathedral | Mainz

Along with Speyer Cathedral, the 1,000-year-old St. Martin's Cathedral is one of Germany's earliest examples of a monumental vaulted building. The...

Unterhaus Mainz (Foto: Unterhaus Mainz, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Unterhaus - Mainzer Forum-Theater | Mainz

The Unterhaus Forum Theatre in Mainz is among the best known small stages in Germany. It is the venue of the annual Deutsche Kleinkunstpreis award...

German Cabaret Archives: interior (Foto: Deutsches Kabarettarchiv, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Deutsches Kabarettarchiv | Mainz

In German, the term "Kabarett" describes a satirical revue, often from a point of view of opposition to mainstream politics and...

Cathedral and Diocesan Museum (Foto: Landeshauptstadt Mainz, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Cathedral and Diocesan Museum | Mainz

Fragments of the former west rood screen by the Master of Naumburg (1240), treasury with exquisite liturgical objects, manuscripts, early prints,...

Cenotaph of Drusus (Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Drususstein | Mainz

There is an air of reverence and mysticism about the Roman castle of Mainz. Soldiers in battle gear walk around a huge bonfire, placing weapons...

Carmelite Church (Foto: Landeshauptstadt Mainz, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Karmeliterkirche | Mainz

The Carmelite Church is the only still standing medieval church of a mendicant order in Mainz.

The Carmelites first came to Mainz in 1270....