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  • Typical Mainz street signs
    Typical Mainz street signs
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  • green in winter
    green in winter
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    the park warden's house, I believe
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  • 1. Festivals

    If you are in Mainz during Christmas time, please visit the Christmas markets. Generous choice of great food and gifts. We love their Mushroom dish and also the German Sausages ! We can never get...

  • 2. Rhine River

    We took a tour boat up the Rhine River from Koblenz to Mainz. Although the scenery was, of course, beautiful, when you go upstream, there's a long time between castles. It took us 8 hours - if memory...

  • 3. Theatre

    No proper German city of the 19th century was without its own municipal theatre! The good burgers of Mainz jointly funded this project in the proud 19th century, dedicating the stage in 1831. Recent...

  • 4. churches

    In the rapidly descending twilight of an early January afternoon, I didn't have time to take a moment and step inside the Christuskirche. But I did snap a picture of its impressive copper dome. The...

  • 5. Old Town

    The old Kirschgarten, just off Augustinerstrasse, is one of the most pleasant parts of the old city. Half-timbered houses give it a bit of a "disneyland" feel, but this is a real neighborhood, and...

  • 6. market-place

    Mainz has been a cathedral city for over a thousand years, a fact commemorated by this bronze monument in the central square. The monument is decorated with images depicting the city's history,...

  • 7. Neubrunnenplatz

    There are lots of good restaurant choices in the small streets that radiate from this square. It's about a ten to fifteen minute walk from either the train station or the Dom. Neubrunnenplatz is...

  • 8. City hall

    I only spent here few hours in the summer and I did enjoy it very much here. To find out more check the Mainz official site which is also available in English & French. Mainz Official

  • 9. Schillerplatz

    The Osteiner Hof is in Schillerplatz, across from the Carnival Fountain/statue. It was built in the mid-18th century as a dowager's palace for the sister of the Prince Elector was also constructed in...

  • 10. City centre

    It was the French Emperor Napoleon who ordered the creation of a square dedicated to the memory of Gutenberg in the early 1800s. A few decades later, the citizens of Mainz commissioned the prominent...

  • 11. Red and blue street signs

    Mainz's street signs are unique in Germany. The city was not only the first in the country to introduce the now-common system of streets and house numbers in...

  • 12. Rheingoldhalle - the Congress/Convention Center

    Next to the town hall stands the similiarly modernist Congress/Convention Center, amusingly called the Rheingoldhalle. No Valkries however!It was designed by...

  • 13. The Old University

    Mainz's University was founded in 1477 by Archbishop Dieter von Isenburg, who had been involved in a long and protracted struggle over leadership in the...

  • 14. Stadtpark - green space

    The Stadtpark is a lovely "nature-space," lying just outside the Sudbahnhof amidst rolling hills and lush plantings. Even in January, things were in bloom here...

  • 15. Stadtpark -- Bundeschiessen Fountain

    The "Bundeschiessen" was some kind of a national festival/gathering that was held in Mainz in 1894. The Bundeschiessen Memorial Fountain in the city park offers...

  • 16. Toilets

    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...

  • 17. Mainz Tourism Office

    A Mainz Pass is sold in the Mainz Tourism Office. The Mainz Card offers over 50 special discounts for culture, leisure, hotels and sightseeing. With the Mainz...

  • 18. The Totally Awesome Mainz Card

    Only the Germans could be this cool and practical: presenting the Mainz Card. It is your access to free museums, total run of public transport, etc. And it...

  • 19. Rathaus - the new Town Hall

    Mainz's riverside Town Hall is the work of masterful Danish architect/designer Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971).This _is_ indeed a very cosmopolitan city!

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