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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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Naturhistorisches Museum Mainz (Foto: Naturhistorisches Museum Mainz, Quelle: mainzplus CITYMARKETING GmbH )

Natural History Museum | Mainz

The Natural History Museum in Mainz is the largest of its kind in Rhineland-Palatinate. Collections and exhibitions documenting rocks and minerals...

Stadthistorisches Museum Mainz (Foto: Stadthistorisches Museum Mainz, Quelle: mainzplus CITYMARKETING GmbH )

Stadthistorisches Museum Mainz | Mainz

Permanent expositions of the Museum give an overview over the Mainz city history, deal with the jewish past of Mainz (Magenza), with the economic...

Abendstimmung Dom_(c) FotoFarmer_klein (Foto: mainzplus CITYMARKETING GmbH_FotoFarmer, Quelle: mainzplus CITYMARKETING GmbH )

St. Martin's Cathedral | Mainz

Along with Speyer Cathedral, the 1,000-year-old St. Martin's Cathedral is one of Germany's earliest examples of a monumental vaulted building. The...

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Dativius-Victor-Bogen | Mainz

The Arch of Dativius Victor is one of the most important reconstructed Roman monuments in Germany. The original arch is now on display at Mainz...

Unterhaus Mainz (Foto: Unterhaus Mainz, Quelle: mainzplus CITYMARKETING GmbH )

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...

Christuskirche Mainz (Foto: Landeshauptstadt Mainz, Quelle: mainzplus CITYMARKETING GmbH )

Christuskirche Mainz | Mainz

Intended as a bold counterpoint to the cathedral, the 80 metre high dome of Christ Church rises above the ensemble of church towers in Mainz city...

Landesmuseum Mainz 1 (Foto: GDKE-Landesmuseum Mainz (Ursula Rudischer), Quelle: mainzplus CITYMARKETING GmbH )

Mainz State Museum | Mainz

Mainz State Museum is housed in several buildings, formerly the baroque stables of the Electors of Mainz. With a turbulent history stretching back...

Kammerspiele (Foto: Landeshauptstadt Mainz, Quelle: mainzplus CITYMARKETING GmbH )

Mainzer Kammerspiele | Mainz

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

St. Stephan (Foto: Landeshauptstadt Mainz, Quelle: mainzplus CITYMARKETING GmbH )

St. Stephan | Mainz

Two hundred thousand visitors per year show clearly that St. Stephen's is well worth a visit! Tourists from all over the world walk up the incline...

Ausschnitt Chorgewölbe (Foto: Dr. Luzie Bratner, Mainz, Quelle: mainzplus CITYMARKETING GmbH )

St. Antonius, ehem. Armklarenkirche | Mainz

The only part remaining from the original church built in 1330 by the Order of St. Antony is the impressive chancel. Together with the Carmelite...

Karmeliterkirche (Foto: Landeshauptstadt Mainz, Quelle: mainzplus CITYMARKETING GmbH )

Karmeliterkirche | Mainz

The Carmelite Church is the only still standing medieval church of a mendicant order in Mainz.

The Carmelites first came to Mainz in 1270....

St.Quintin (Foto: St.Quintin, Quelle: mainzplus CITYMARKETING GmbH )

St. Quintin | Mainz

The parish church of St. Quentin's is the oldest parish church in Mainz, first documented in 774. It is a hall church in the late Gothic style...

Römisches Stadttor (Foto: Carsten Costard, Quelle: mainzplus CITYMARKETING GmbH )

Römertor & Kästrich | Mainz

History and construction

Around 1350, the city walls first erected in the 3rd century CE were rebuilt. The new fortifications enclosed a...

Dommuseum (Foto: Landeshauptstadt Mainz, Quelle: mainzplus CITYMARKETING GmbH )

Cathedral and Diocesan Museum | Mainz

Fragments of the former west rood screen by the Master of Naumburg (1240), treasury with exquisite liturgical objects, manuscripts, early prints,...

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Garnisonsmuseum in der Zitadelle | Mainz

The museum hosts an impressive collection of uniforms, photographs, documents and reservisticas associated with the garrison of Mainz. Visitors...