Toilets are hard to find in Mainz. Several time we have to almost run to look for toilets especially you go toilet more often during Winter Time. For those money conscious people, it cost Euro 0.5 cents per visit. The toilets in the older trains were also quite bad if you are unlucky. Suggest that you go for your potty break before you board the trains.
Something for everyone!
Mainz - like most of western Germany - offers a bewildering array of cultural options. Yes, the Germans do like the exotic and the erotic - their attitude toward matters sexual could be called open and inquisitive, or it could be called prurient and nosy, but it's certainly different from the American perspective!
But at the same time the Germans also have a market for "wholesome family entertainment." There's more than a little vein traditional sentiment and conventionality in contemporary German culture.
So don't be surprised to see one poster advertising the City's famous "prostitute's ball" right next to another one advertizing a coming production of the Biblical epic, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."
On the Jakobsberg, a hill just behind the south station and the Theatrum Mogontiacensium, there is a large baroque citadel from the year 1660.
Inside the citadel there are several buildings which now house city offices.
The outer walls are quite overgrown with trees and bushes in places, but you can still walk around on them.
In May 2004 a group of about fifty citizens of Mainz founded a new organization called "Initiative Zitadelle Mainz" to promote the preservation and restoration of the citadel.
Bierkeller or Weinstube?
We were a little confused here, were not sure if this was a restaurant, bierkeller or weinstube. So when in doubt we ate, had a beer and then a bottle of wine! worked OK for us. Food as usual could not be faulted and the wine was an excellent local Reisling - fruity and very dry. Why is it that German Reisling on sale in the UK is always incredibly sweet, maybe they keep the best at home? Not everone was here to eat, many were just in for a social drink with their pals, a very hospitable place for a night out.
Beautiful German Style houses lined the whole old town of Mainz. Its amazing how each of these houses are carefully conserved. The cobblerstone pathways also makes the notalgic walk thru the town a lovely one. However, heels can get stuck in between the stones very easily! =)