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
120 minutes
Mainz Cathedral
Mainz Cathedral
The vast Romanesque edifice has two
15 minutes
Roman-German Museum, Mainz
Roman-German Museum, Mainz
The museum, housed in the former palace
90 minutes
Landesmuseum Mainz
Landesmuseum Mainz
Mainz Regional Museum gives an overview
Mainz old town
Mainz old town
Off the Augustinerstraße, a main artery
30 minutes
St Stephen's Church, Mainz
St Stephen's Church, Mainz
Only the exterior walls and pillars of
15 minutes