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Wiesbaden and Mainz Day Trip from Frankfurt
"Hop aboard your luxury coach in central Frankfurt and travel southwest to Wiesbaden your first destination of the day. The capital of the German state of Hessen Wiesbaden is known for being a historical spa town with a collection of hot springs scattered around its center.Take a stroll around the sophisticated little town with your guide admiring the elegant Belle Epoque villas and historical Gründerzeit houses that line Wiesbaden’s leafy promenades. Stop outside Kurhaus – the Art Deco spa building that houses Wiesbaden Casino – and hear tales about the famous folk who have paid visits t an 800-foot (244-meter) hill lined with lush forests and parkland. Ride up the hill on the Neroberg Mountain Train – Germany’s oldest water-powered railway – while soaking up spectacular views of Wiesbaden. Stop for lunch (own expense) and then pay a visit to the Russian Orthodox St Elizabeth Church with your guide. Hear of the Duke Adolf of Nassau who commissioned the church to be built as a memorial to his wife
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Wiesbaden and Mainz Day Trip from Frankfurt
"Hop aboard your luxury coach in central Frankfurt and travel southwest to Wiesbaden your first destination of the day. The capital of the German state of Hessen Wiesbaden is known for being a historical spa town with a collection of hot springs scattered around its center.Take a stroll around the sophisticated little town with your guide admiring the elegant Belle Epoque villas and historical Gründerzeit houses that line Wiesbaden’s leafy promenades. Stop outside Kurhaus – the Art Deco spa building that houses Wiesbaden Casino – and hear tales about the famous folk who have paid visits t an 800-foot (244-meter) hill lined with lush forests and parkland. Ride up the hill on the Neroberg Mountain Train – Germany’s oldest water-powered railway – while soaking up spectacular views of Wiesbaden. Stop for lunch (own expense) and then pay a visit to the Russian Orthodox St Elizabeth Church with your guide. Hear of the Duke Adolf of Nassau who commissioned the church to be built as a memorial to his wife
From EUR148.00
 
Wiesbaden and Mainz Day Trip from Frankfurt
"Hop aboard your luxury coach in central Frankfurt and travel southwest to Wiesbaden your first destination of the day. The capital of the German state of Hessen Wiesbaden is known for being a historical spa town with a collection of hot springs scattered around its center.Take a stroll around the sophisticated little town with your guide admiring the elegant Belle Epoque villas and historical Gründerzeit houses that line Wiesbaden’s leafy promenades. Stop outside Kurhaus – the Art Deco spa building that houses Wiesbaden Casino – and hear tales about the famous folk who have paid visits t an 800-foot (244-meter) hill lined with lush forests and parkland. Ride up the hill on the Neroberg Mountain Train – Germany’s oldest water-powered railway – while soaking up spectacular views of Wiesbaden. Stop for lunch (own expense) and then pay a visit to the Russian Orthodox St Elizabeth Church with your guide. Hear of the Duke Adolf of Nassau who commissioned the church to be built as a memorial to his wife
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Marktbrunnen

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 incredibly colourful Renaissance construction, with its statue of the Virgin and Child on top, was crafted in the workshops of Hans Backoffen. The well itself has been used since Roman times, although long since dried up as a useful source of ground water, and the Marktbrunnen was placed in the square in 1524. During WW2 the city had the sense to encase the well with bricks to protect it from allied bombers, so we can still enjoy its beauty today.

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antistar
Nov 02, 2011

Exploring Market Square

There are a lot of old historical buildings in this square and in adjoining side streets.
I enjoyeed my stroll in Old Market a lot!
So many splendid old buildings!
You could spend hours there marveling at the lovely architecture.

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hunterV
Jul 02, 2009

Marktplatz

We were very lucky to be in Mainz during Christmas time. Right in the middle of the market place was a Christmas Market just by the side of the Dom.

Plenty of Shopping. Jess just could not stop looking at Shoes. Plenty of food when you get sick of the Christmas Carnival Food as there are restaurant all round the place.

Take your time to walk around. We love the small Cafe around the Market Place where they serve Freshly Baked Bread and pipping Hot Coffee. Usually a lot of older German gentleman hanging around inside the Cafe and having fun looking at 2 of us trying to try every single food on the display counter.

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Stevo_Jess
Oct 31, 2006

Marktplatz

The market place in Mainz on Easter Saturday has to be one of the busiest and crowded I have ever seen. The whole square was jam packed with stalls, some flowing over into neighbouring Liebfrauplatz and around the Höfchen with its huge fountain square. The throngs of people moving hastily from one pile of vegetables to another was a real obstacle to overcome when trying to navigate around the Cathedral. Not that I minded as it was great to see such a huge amount of humanity around such a traditional community activity. The market place itself, when empty of the market stalls, is actually a beautiful and restful place, with some great cafés, like Extra Blatt. You can see how empty it was on the previous day, Good Friday, from some of the other images I have here of some of the Marktplatz sights, like the Marktbrunnen.

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Mar 31, 2005
 
 
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Half-timbered Houses

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! =)

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missbean
Dec 12, 2004

fountain

What a beautiful fountain! It's the Renaissance fountain on the market Square! It is the oldest Renaissance fountain in Germany! Dating from 1526, as a gift from the bishop, Kardinal Albrecht from Brandenburg

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tessy
Oct 13, 2003

Mainz - beautiful buildings

Mainz - has many beautiful buildings waiting to be explored. Wish I'd spent more time enjoying this city now.

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sandysmith
Apr 19, 2004

Market square fountain

The market square fountain, the MARKTBRUNNEN (1526) is the oldest of its kind in Germany. It commemorated the victory of Emperor Karl V over the French at Pavia.

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Apr 19, 2004
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"Mainz am Rhein"
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"Opera and cycling in Mainz"
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"Welcome to Mainz"
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"Mainz 57"
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"Willkommen in Mainz - Welcome to Mainz"
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Market square

There are beautiful old houses and on saturday, there is a local market ( fruits, vergetables, flowers, meat, wine ...)

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tessy
Oct 13, 2003

Market

Thursday and Saturday (maybe others too) there is a market in the square next to the Dom. Loads of fresh produce here,(even a live cockerel) stock up for a picnic.

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Apr 11, 2003

Things to Do Near Mainz

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Old town

Dreieich-Dreieichenhain has a very nice and picturesque centre with numerous half-timbered houses and some remains of the city walls. It is advisable to enter the centre from the upper part of...
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Mathildenhoehe

Any art lover and visitor to Darmstadt should take some time and walk around Mathildenhöhe. In a way it is like an open air museum because still several houses of the former colony have been left...
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Deutsches Filmmuseum

I only spent half a day in Frankfurt but of course this movie geek had to visit the Deutsches Filmmuseum for the majority of my few hours in the city -- and it was worth every second! This isn't the...
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Alte Oper

On 18 October 2015, we met VT member Nemorino, who lives and works in Frankfurt-am-Main and who we consider to be a role model when it comes to tip writing because he always provides interesting facts...
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Hauptwache

When Frankfurt was a city state, its guards were policemen and soldiers in one. Their headquarters were in this building which was completed in 1730. The Hauptwache also had a small prison. During the...
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Burg Hayn

At the lower end of Fahrgasse, you will find the ruins of Hayn Castle. The earliest parts of the castle were built in the late 11th century, but there's hardly anything left of these. Instead, there...
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