Mainz Travel Guide

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.

Find information to help you plan a trip to Mainz: Best Attractions, Best Hotels, Where to shop.

Sights

Gutenberg Museum

Gutenberg Museum

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

Mainz Cathedral

Mainz Cathedral

The Mainz Cathedral is located on the Marktplatz.

The cathedral museum has numerous artifacts and documents related to the building.

Markt 10, 55116 

Altstadt

Altstadt

The old town of Mainz is charming with baroque churches, elegant boutiques, cafes and wine taverns.

Altstadt

Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum

Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum

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

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, 55116Rheinstraße 59, 55116

Mainz Citadel

Mainz Citadel

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.

Windmühlenstraße, 55131 

Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden occupies an area of 10 hectares. It is maintained by the University of Mainz.

Anselm-Franz-von-Bentzel-Weg 9, 55128

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Mainz is considered the wine capital of Germany. It is located in the largest wine region of the country in Rheinhessen.

Where to stay

Hyatt Regency

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The Hyatt Regency Mainz is located in the city center.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar.

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Templerstraße 6, 55116

Hilton City

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The Hilton Mainz City is located in the city center.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar, safe, work desk.

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Münsterstraße 11, 55116

Novotel

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The Novotel Mainz is located in the city center.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar, safe.

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Augustusstraße 6, 55131

Shopping

Galeria Kaufhof

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

Römerpassage

The Römerpassage is located 600 meters from the cathedral.

Brands: Engbers, Laura Ponti, Douglas.

Römerpassage, 55116

Plan your Trip

Mainz has easy train access from various cities in Germany. Famous cities nearby: Frankfurt, Wiesbaden, Mannheim, Darmstadt.

Distances

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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