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St Martins Cathedral. Photo Mainz Tourism
St Martins Cathedral. Photo Mainz Tourism
Mainz Theatre. Photo Landeshauptstadt Mainz
Mainz Theatre. Photo Landeshauptstadt Mainz
Stroll in Old City. Photo Mainz Tourismus
Stroll in Old City. Photo Mainz Tourismus
Mainz Skyline. Photo Landeshauptstadt Mainz
Mainz Skyline. Photo Landeshauptstadt Mainz
Main Train Station. Photo Mainz Tourism
Main Train Station. Photo Mainz Tourism
State Parliament Building. Tourism Mainz
State Parliament Building. Tourism Mainz
Mainz City Hall. Landeshauptstadt Mainz
Mainz City Hall. Landeshauptstadt Mainz
St Johns Night Festival. Mainz Tourismus
St Johns Night Festival. Mainz Tourismus

Mainz Information

Mainz is the capital city of the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate and is located on the Rhine River. Itís history dates back to the first century where Mainz was an important Roman fort city. One of the Mainzís claims to fame is being the hometown to Johannes Guetenburg who invented the modern day printing press making the Gutenburg Museum definitely worth a visit.

The city is so entrenched in history that unlike other German cities with a somewhat modern skyline, Mainz is different with its medieval architecture being some of the best in the country. Mainz has wonderfully preserved the old Roman Mogontiacum stronghold and the old ruins are a great place to start your historical discovery where it all began in 12 BC.

In Mainz Old Town, the historical heart of the city one could spend their entire holiday being amazed with its charm and beauty. Kirshgarten (The Cherry Orchard) is one of the most romantic parts with half-timbered houses looking somewhat as if a fairytale has come to life. Old town is also the place to go for a great holiday shopping spree with plenty of exquisite boutique stores to choose from.

The Mainz Cathedral that dominates the skyline is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. Standing strong with its might and grandeur, the St Martins Cathedral dates back over 1000 years and was the site where the Mainz Archbishops once crowned German Kings in the Cathedral.

More ancient history can be found at four great museums that have gained Mainz a world reputation for historical preservation. The Landesmuseum is one of the oldest in Germany, The Museum of Ancient Sea Travel contains six roman ships, the Roman Germanic Museum features medieval artefacts and the Museum of Natural History possesses pre-historic fauna and all are well worth visiting.

An annual event not to miss is the St Johnís Night Festival held in the vicinity of the Gutenberg Museum and a highlight not to miss is the dunking of printing apprentices.

For more Holiday information on Mainz you might want to visit the official German government website Mainz Tourism

Uferstrasse and St Martins Cathedral. Photo Landeshauptstadt Mainz
Uferstrasse and St Martins Cathedral. Photo Landeshauptstadt Mainz
Kirschgarten in Old Town of Mainz. Photo by Mainz Tourism
Kirschgarten in Old Town of Mainz. Photo by Mainz Tourism