Rhineland-Palatinate
Mainz
Interesting
Mainz The Essential
Interesting
Mainz, once the episcopal seat of the influential Prince-Electors, became the capital of the Land of Rheinland-Pfalz in 1949. The city's location at the confluence of the Rhine and the Main is ideal for trade. The city is Germany's leading wine market and the scene of a carnival whose buffoonish antics are televised throughout Germany. Mainz is immensely proud of its native son, Gutenberg, the father of printing (c 1395-1468).

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Mainz
Gutenberg Museum
Gutenberg Museum
The reconstruction of a 15C printing
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Mainz Cathedral
Mainz Cathedral
The vast Romanesque edifice has two
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Roman-German Museum, Mainz
Roman-German Museum, Mainz
The museum, housed in the former palace
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Landesmuseum Mainz
Landesmuseum Mainz
Mainz Regional Museum gives an overview
Mainz old town
Mainz old town
Off the Augustinerstraße, a main artery
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St Stephen's Church, Mainz
St Stephen's Church, Mainz
Only the exterior walls and pillars of
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