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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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Kammerspiele außen (Foto: Kammerspiele Mainz, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Mainzer Kammerspiele | Mainz

Mainzer Kammerspiele at Malakoff Passage is a privately owned theatre established by freelance actors in 1986. It specialises in modern...

Kunsthalle (Foto: DB_VG Bild-Kunst_Bonn 2017_Norbert Miguletz, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Kunsthalle Mainz | Mainz

Public guided tours

Public guided tours (in German) take place on Sundays at 3 pm and every first Wednesday of the month at 6...

Sanctuary of Isis & Mater Magna (Foto: (C) Landeshauptstadt Mainz, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

GESCHLOSSEN! Isis- und Mater Magna-Heiligtum | Mainz

In 2000, excavations revealed parts of a temple dedicated to the ancient Egyptian goddess of Isis and the oriental deity of Mater Magna. The...

Historische Rheinschiffsmühle Ginsheim (Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Historische Rheinschiffsmühle Ginsheim | Mainz

The ship mills in the rhine stream in front of Ginsheim worked for several centuries. Up to 21 of these swimming small businesses for grain...

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

GESCHLOSSEN! 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...

Fastnachtsbrunnen (Foto: mainzplus CITYMARKETING GmbH_Dominik Ketz, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Fastnachtsbrunnen | Mainz

The Fastnachtsbrunnen or "Carnival Fountain" is nearly nine metres high. It was completed in 1967 and features more than 200 bronze...

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

Kupferbergterrasse | Mainz

<br/> Kupferberg terrace high above the city of Mainz is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. In 1888, the deepest sparkling...

Via Sepulcrum (Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Gräberstraße | Mainz

 If you want to find out how people lived and died during Roman times, studying their graves is a good way to start. Items buried along with...

St Peter von vorne (Foto: St. Peter Mainz, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

St. Peter | Mainz

All the gold splendour of Rococo appears to have descended on St. Peter's. As it was fully restored over ten years and only reopened in 1989, the...

Remains of Roman aqueduct (Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Römersteine Mainz | Mainz

"But if anyone will note the abundance of water skilfully brought into the city, for public uses, for baths, for basins, for houses, runnels,...

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

Cathedral and Diocesan Museum | Mainz

The cathedral museum - the second largest of its kind in Germany - presents sacred art from late antiquity to the present in rooms steeped in...

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

Römertor & Kästrich | Mainz

History and construction<br/> Around 1350, the city walls first erected in the 3rd century CE were rebuilt. The new fortifications...

Halle 45 (Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Halle 45 | Mainz

Where iron and industry meets events. The hall 45, or former phoenix hall, captivates withh its unique atmosphere which gets under your skin. The...

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...

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...