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.
Prudent tourists should pay attention to local pubs and beer restaurants as major of them add a glass of expensive beer with an impressive portion of rich snacks which can be a substantial filling dinner.
Tipping is welcome in all restaurants and cafes. In upscale eating establishments the tips are included in the total bill and equal to 15% of the total order sum. In small budgetary establishments and cafés 5% of tips are quite enough for good service reward.