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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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Houses around the Market (Foto: mainzplus CITYMARKETING GmbH, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Mainzer Wochenmarkt | Mainz

All year round and three times a week: One of the oldest and probably most beautiful markets in Germany is the Mainz weekly market. In the middle...

Theodor-Heuss-Brücke (Foto: mainzplus CITYMARKETING GmbH/FotoFarmer, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Theodor-Heuss-Brücke | Mainz

Most beautiful connection

The arch bridge has gracefully connected Mainz with the Kastel on the right bank of the Rhine since 1885....

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...

Frankfurter Hof: exterior (Foto: Wohnbau Mainz, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Frankfurter Hof | Mainz

Frankfurter Hof reopened in 1991 and has since become the main cultural hotspot of the city. Star performances by artists from near and far have...

Christ Church (view from the Neustadt) (Foto: mainzplus CITYMARKETING GmbH und FotoFarmer, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Neustadt | Mainz

The quarter of Neustadt or "New Town" is located to the north-west of the city centre, on the other side of Kaiserstrasse. This area...

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...

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...

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.<br/> The Carmelites first came to Mainz in...

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...

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,...

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

Synagoge Weisenau | Mainz

The synagogue in Mainz-Weisenau was built in 1737/38 and is the only Jewish of house worship in Mainz that survived the time of the Nazi regime...

Eisenturm (tower of the city wall) (Foto: Landeshauptstadt Mainz, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Eisenturm | Mainz

From the 34 guard and gate towers of the medieval city walls, there are only three remaining, namely Alexanderturm, Holzturm and Eisenturm. Built...

Roman theatre (Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Römisches Bühnentheater | Mainz

Every Roman city, even small ones, had theatres and baths. Historians therefore always assumed that a theatre or amphitheatre also existed at some...

Old town of Mainz (Foto: mainzplus CITYMARKETING GmbH und FotoFarmer, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Oldtown | Mainz

The old centre of Mainz with its medieval cathedral, the Electoral Palace, patrician town houses, narrow lanes, cobblestone streets and beautiful...

WinterZeit am Schillerplatz (Foto: mainzplus CITYMARKETING GmbH, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Schillerplatz | Mainz

Schillerplatz is one of the most beautiful squares in Mainz. Surrounded by protected buildings and small oases of green, it features the...