Rhine River, Mainz
The promenade itself is pretty new and has few sights. The reason behind that is the fact that the Rhine once reached further into the city to what is now Rheinstraße. Today, there is a promenade on the southwestern bank of the Rhine with a couple of sculptures and a small park. In the open air area close to the town hall you can see sometimes special events like the beer festival or the city beach.
Close to the Hilton, there is a fountain with large slabs showing the German Emperor and the seven Prince electors. They are replicas of stones which were once part of a medieval market hall. The originals date back to the 14th century and are shown in the Landesmuseum which is not far away.
Germany is very clean. I was in the service stationed in Mianz,Germany for about 17 Months.
I was a military policeman. we worked with Local German Police Officers. What You need to know about the German Police Officers Is this. They Dont play Games. And they can shoot you
if you dont stop when they ask you to. most americans found that out the hard way. The military police officers,and the German police often rode together. The little guy who rode with me was very nice,but he was all business. He had a very good sense of humor as well. The reason Germany is so clean is this. The law states that you cant have any trash in front of your place of business. i've been to Paris, France as well. Paris is a very Nasty place. it aint nothing like in the movies you see. Amsterdam,is a very dangerious place. i've been there to. i will have more information later about Germany. 8th M.P Company mainz germany. Please visit the small towns in Germany. The people are very nice they esp love Blacks Americans. I'm Black,and for what reason i have no idea
Mainz sits at the confluence of the Rhine and Main rivers. There're actually 3 bridges with the same name on the Rhine river. This particular one links Mainz (capital of the Rheinland-Pfalz state) with the Mainz-Kastel district, traditionally a part of Mainz, but now administered by Wiesbaden (capital of the state of Hessen).
Boats ply on the Rhine all the way up to Dusseldorf, stopping enroute at places such as Koln and Bonn; and downriver to Frankfurt.
Although we were a tiny bit hungover the day we scheduled our cruise on the Rhine, because we spent the night before drinking whiskey at an Irish bar (where we also discovered that they sell adult toys in vending machines in the bathrooms in Germany) we pushed ourselves to get up. It was raining again, but we decided to keep our tickets for that day, anyway. Luckily, it cleared up and created a rainbow that was visible through the window on our KD Rhine ship. KD Rhine took us to several destinations as promised and had a full menu and drink list. The only drawback to the cruise was that it took a long time to get between destinations. At first, we soaked in the scenery-- rolling green hills dotted with castles, ancient fortresses and riesling vineyards-- and even climbed to the top of the ship and sat outside to take it all in, but towards the end of the day, we were tired and ready to get off the boat.
We stopped in Rudesheim first. Out of all of the small towns along the Rhine that we visited, Rudesheim and Oberwesel were our favorites. We enjoyed Rudesheim for the fairytale German experience, the shops and the cafes, but the best part was the chairlift that took us over the town and vineyards. It was breathtaking and we will never forget it. We could see the Rhine and landscape for miles. It was cheap-- approximately 6 euro per ticket. Do not miss this little trip within a trip!
In Oberwesel, we got our fill of medieval architecture and took plenty of pictures. The energy in some of the cathedrals was electrifying. One cathedral, circa 1100, was empty aside from an organist and soprano who were practicing for the Sunday sermon, making our visit inside the massive church, with its crumbling walls and authentic murals depicting labotemies, medieval torture and church officials, all the more authentic.
Mainz (especially compared to other cities) managed to include the "father rhine" into the city's structure. They created an area of pedestrian- / bicycle-ways, green spaces to rest, some art - and bound this to the old city's "lifelines" of walkways.
So you have the opportunity to take hourlong walks alongside the rhine and have the chance to either do sports, lay on the grass for a picknick or have a coffee/beer/snack with a view.
The city of Mainz is blessed with a location next to the immense Rhein. Even this far inland the river is over half a kilometer wide; by comparison the River Thames at London Bridge is roughly half as far across. The Rhein offers pleasant walks along its promenades, but also boat trips north to the famous Rhein Gorge region and beyond to Koblenz. These boat journeys kick off from the little harbour just past the bridge (take a left at the bridge when approaching from the old town).
Mainz is pretty mainly because it is a town situated just on the banks of River Rhein. Driving from Wiesbaden,Mainz looks lovely! During summer time, an aritifical beach with sand will be set up for people to sunbathe and have a great beer time with friends! Cycling along River Rhein in this part is also very nice!
Take the picnic you've bought at the market along to thr riverside. There's many benches to sit on, and many people with similar ideas! Watch the traffic on the river and the aeroplanes heading for nearby Frankfurt International.
While I was on my Rhine River cruise we pass this interesting castle in the river. They said that Kind Ludwig once used it as a toll booth that charged every ship that passed. It's was really cool to sail by it just as they would have soooo many years ago. It was amazingly well intact for being in the middle of the river.
There are quite a good deal of things to do while you are in the Rhine River region between Koblenz and Mainz, Germany. Not only is there the river and the castles, but there are a ton of small towns and cities scattered along the banks of the water, some are tucked away in the vineyards that cover the hillsides! Some of the better towns to visit (in my opinion), are Bacharach, Bingen, Koblenz, St. Goar, and Cologne. The Burg Eltz is a nice castle even though it's not right on the river.
When you're taking your Rhine River cruise (and I urge you too), make sure to sit on the top deck, not inside. Listen to the commentator cause he'll point out castles, towers, bridges, and towns. Here's a lovely tower I caught a good glimpse of while on the cruise.
The Mainz portion of the Rhine River is lovely but it is hard to compare them with the part outside of mainz. Still worth a nice walk anytime of the day.
Watch out for the Sunrise in the morning