Mainz Things to Do

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    Rococo interior
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    A primitive music score
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    Zidatelle (Citadel), Mainz
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Most Viewed Things to Do in Mainz

  • 1. churches

    Mainz' St. Martin Cathedral dominates the skyline and has been the centre of the city for many centuries. The roots of the present building can be traced back to the year 975. However there has been a...

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  • 2. museums

    Many traces of Roman Mainz have been found when streets were dug up to build something new. When the Hilton hotel was constructed, the wrecks of five Roman ships were found. They form the base for the...

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  • 3. Rhine River

    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...

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  • 4. cathedral

    The Romanesque Dom is Mainz's most imposing building. It is huge, central, and while it doesn't tower above the city like some, you can see it peeking out through many of the streets. Up close, in the...

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  • 5. market-place

    Mainz has a number of wonderful fountains and wells dotted about the city, especially near to the Cathedral, and the Marktbrunnen is one of the most spectacular, at least in terms of design. The...

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  • 6. Old Town

    Kirschgarten (Cherry Garden) is the name of a little square in Mainz' old town which is famous for its half-timbered buidlings. One of them, called “Zum Aschaffenberg”, was built around 1500 is is...

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  • 7. City centre

    The Zitadelle (citadel) is a 17th century military fortress overlooking the old town.Though the Drususstein, a monument dedicated to the military commander Drusus, the Zitadelle does not stand on the...

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  • 8. Schillerplatz

    The centrally located Schillerplatz is one of those squares where you can find a lot of cafés and take a break while you watch the busy scenery of a city centre. Beside the pastel coloured buildings...

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  • 9. Gutenbergplatz

    Gutenbergplatz (Gutenberg Square) is not a real square but more like a kind of a pedestrianized street with occasional bus traffic. It has a couple of shops and restaurants on the southern side while...

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  • 10. Regierungsviertel

    There are two interesting things about this square: First, there are many buildings of importance around it, including government buildings and the Roman and Germanic Museum. Because of the latter,...

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  • 11. Theatre

    Just west of the Cathedral in Gutenbergplatz is the State Theater for the Rhine Palatinate region. Its design is quite impressive, mixing ancient and modern that reflects its history. The current...

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  • 12. carnival

    Mainz is a Carnival City, and the center of festivities is Schillerplatz. This fountain dates from the millennium year 2000, and features images and characters typical of the "upside down" spirit of...

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  • 13. Eisenturm

    Next to Alexanderturm and Holzturm one of only three remaining towers from the old city defence system. Its history is similar to the Holzturm: Built in the 13th century and expanded in the 15th . In...

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  • 14. city hall

    Well, the city hall is not the most beautiful building in town as it is in most other towns. The one in Main was built in 1973 by the Danish architects Arne Jacobsen and Otto Weitling. It has a...

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  • 15. Neustadt

    A small piece of Mainz's Roman history hides behind the Kurfürstliche Schloss in the form of the Davidius Victor Arch. This triumphal archway was built in the third century and beautifully frames the...

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  • 16. Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen

    Visiting the ZDF (German TV station) is very interesting, but you have to book tours many months before you'll visit! But I dont know if they have tours in English! You can have a look behind the...

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  • 18. Roman Aquaeduct

    As a real Roman city, Mainz also had an aquaeduct. It is little known about this waterline. Probably., it was built in the year 69. Still it is not sure until...

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  • 19. Drususstein (Drusus' Stone)

    The Drussusstein is not a stone as the Name suggests but a Roman cenotaph for the military commander Drusus who is seen as the founder of the military base...

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  • 20. Hourglass

    The hourglass is said to be the most accurate (and one of the largest) in the world. Every hour it turns around and grit falls from one half into the other....

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  • 21. Fischtorplatz

    Mainz was an immense Medieval city. Its sky above was riven with towers and soaring spires that have since been leveled by land war and aerial bombardment. The...

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  • 22. Liebfrauenplatz

    On the east side of the cathedral, underneath the distinctive three spires, is the wide open Liebfrauenplatz. The reason the square is so big is that it used to...

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  • 23. Musical Tiles

    On both my first two visits to Mainz the musical tiles on Adenauer-Ufer have proven to be irresistible to children and even some adults. The chiming bells...

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  • 24. Cruising on the Rhine

    Mainz is still a busy port on the Rhine, with a steady flow of barge traffic. There are also river cruises out of Mainz, as well as nearby Cologne. You can get...

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  • 25. A park for the people

    A park for the people, "Volkspark" - that's the name of the largest greenspace Mainz has to offer. It is located north of the city centre and includes a large...

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