Upscale shopping centers and luxury boutiques accept international credit cards however setting off to the small shops and boutiques as well as to the markets of Mainz one should be backed up with enough cash. The purchases are most profitably made in national currency as the currencies of other countries may simply not be approved for payment.
The city is better be cruised on foot as many districts of Mainz are designed for pedestrians. Some city sights are located in few minute walk from each other. That is why a simple hiking may turn to an engaging city sights tour.
To rent a car one will need passport, driving license and a credit card with enough cash to cover the gage. Customers under 21 as well as those who drive a car for less than a year may be denied in renting.
One of the most popular transport means is a bicycle. City visitors may rent a bicycle in one of the numerous rental centers. No additional documents are needed to rent a bicycle, as a small cash gage will be enough. Along the major routes one will find specialized cycling lanes which make the bicycle traffic even safer.
Shops and shopping center get open not later than 9 am and work till 7 – 8 pm on weekdays. Saturday is considered to be the shortened working day meanwhile Sunday is a usual day off. Shopping addicts are highly recommended to pay a visit to Mainz during Christmas holidays when almost every shop offers grand sales.