Mainz is the state capital of Rhineland-Palatinate and an old university town on the left bank of the Rhine. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe.
Things to see and do in Mainz
The Gutenberg Museum is located in the beautiful old house Zum Römischen Kaiser, dating from 1664.
The museum is dedicated to the printing world.
Liebfrauenstraße 5, 55116
The Mainz Cathedral is located on the Marktplatz.
The cathedral museum has numerous artifacts and documents related to the building.
Markt 10, 55116
The old town of Mainz is charming with baroque churches, elegant boutiques, cafes and wine taverns.
The 17th-century Election Palace houses the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum. The museum was founded in 1852.
It features prehistoric and Roman collections as well as material from the beginning of the historical period.
Ernst-Ludwig-Platz 2, 55116
Holzturm and Eisenturm
The two ancient towers formed part of the fortifications of the city.
The oldest is the Eistenturm. It was built as watchtower and today it houses art exhibitions and events.
The Holzturm also served as a watchtower. Today it houses a variety of community groups.
Holzstraße 34, 55116 / Rheinstraße 59, 55116
The citadel is situated at the fringe of the old town. The Fortress was built in 1660.
During World War I and World War II the citadel was used as a prisoner-of-war camp.
The Botanical Garden occupies an area of 10 hectares. It is maintained by the University of Mainz.
Anselm-Franz-von-Bentzel-Weg 9, 55128
Mainz is considered the wine capital of Germany. It is located in the largest wine region of the country in Rheinhessen.
Where to stay
The Hyatt Regency Mainz is located in the city center.
Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar.
Templerstraße 6, 55116
The Hilton Mainz City is located in the city center.
Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar, safe, work desk.
Münsterstraße 11, 55116
The Novotel Mainz is located in the city center.
Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar, safe.
Augustusstraße 6, 55131
Galeria Kaufhof is a German department store chain with many stores in Germany.
The company features brands like Esprit, S. Oliver, Tom Taylor, Gerry Weber, Tommy Hilfiger, Bugatti, Olymp.
Schusterstraße 41-45, 55116
The Römerpassage is located 600 meters from the cathedral.
Brands: Engbers, Laura Ponti, Douglas.
Plan your Trip
Mainz has easy train access from various cities in Germany. Famous cities nearby: Frankfurt, Wiesbaden, Mannheim, Darmstadt.
Frankfurt – 43,6 km
Wiesbaden – 14,2 km
Mannheim – 85,9 km
Darmstadt – 39,4 km
Heidelberg – 91,4 km
Koblenz – 99,7 km
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