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Sightseeing in Mainz - what to see. Complete travel guide

Germany is internationally famous for its old towns with ancient traditions. Mainz, the capital of Rhineland-Palatinate, is one of these cities. Rhineland-Palatinate is a Federal Land near Frankfurt-am-Main. Mainz is the eternal city of universities, broadcasters, bishops, and grandiose cathedrals. It is well developed as an industrial center as well. In Mainz were printed first books that had appeared in Europe; this city is the origin of the famous German carnival, which traditionally starts on Shrovetide.
Among attractive and significant tour sights the Mainz Cathedral is worth noticing. It is among the imperial cathedrals. The walls of the Cathedral witnessed numerous crowning ceremonies of … Open
Thanks to its ancient history Mainz has always been used as a connection point between Eastern and Western Europe. Because of this fact the city became the center of a bishopric yet in 747. This fact is the main reason for numerous churches and cathedrals found here. The historical center of Mainz - St. Martin and Stephen Cathedrals - has a large number of aisles and chapels, several organs and an unforgettable sacristy. Behind this grandiose building flows Rhine that is usually full of numerous small and large tourist boats. Another magnificent church is built near the train station. This is a gothic church built in XIV century. Stained glass windows for this church were created by Marc Chagall himself and feature various stories from the Bible.
Tourists will also find much interesting in Mainz suburbs. Another famous German city, Frankfurt, is located just twenty minutes away by train. If you choose to drive along the wonderful streets of Mainz suburbs, then you will come to Wiesbaden - an aristocratic resort visited even by famous Russian writers and prominent personalities. Drive a bit far away from Mainz and you will arrive to several lovely towns with amazing architecture - Ingolstadt, Eltville, Rudesheim. Of course, in all these locations you will be able to enjoy magnificent wine from Rhine. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Tourists travelling with kids should visit a local botanical garden. The Botanic Garden of Mainz is a perfect place for family visit, the territory of the garden covers more than 10 … Open
One of the most beautiful places is the city park. A walk along it will be pleasant at any time of the year. The beautiful park was founded in the late 17th century. Before that, a small part of the present park was occupied by a pharmaceutical garden. Since the foundation of the park, it is constantly being transformed, complemented by new buildings and decorations. Now on its territory, there are Bird houses, Flower houses, many beautiful sculptures, arbours and pavilions. To keep animals in the park, several dozen open-air cages were built. It is especially interesting to visit the park in August, when a traditional wine fair is held here.
At the intersection of two historic streets is the Holzturm Tower, which is a very unusual and notable historical site. This medieval tower, which is considered a true example of the Gothic style, was built in the early 15th century. It used to be part of the Mainz defense system, and later it was used as a prison. Today, interesting excursions are conducted in the tower during which it is possible to find out information about its most famous prisoners.
1. The warmest months in the year are considered to be July and August. During these months the day time temperature reaches about 23C. The summer is considered to be the heat of the tourist … Open
Among the most magnificent architectural monuments of Mainz, the House to the Roman Emperor deserves attention. This chic mansion in the Renaissance style was built in the 17th century for one of the wealthy local merchants. In the 18th century, one of the most luxurious hotels in the city was opened here. The hotel guests were Voltaire, Goethe, Mozart, as well as other famous figures of culture and politics. In 1930, by order of the city authorities, a museum was opened. Now the building, houses a rich exposition dedicated to the development of printed art.
The Roman-Germanic Museum located in Mainz is known only to tourist units, but at the same time stores a very interesting and valuable collection of archaeological exhibits. The founder of the museum is Ludwig Lindenschmit - a well-known researcher of ancient history who began to form a collection of finds and artifacts in the middle of the 19th century. Now the museum stores many unique archaeological finds, including the most mysterious finds of modern researchers. Under the guidance of the museum staff, new archaeological research is regularly conducted, so its collection is constantly being replenished. This museum is visited not only by curious tourists, but also by professional archaeologists from all over the world.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Mainz
♥   Shopping area ' Kirchgasse' Wiesbaden, 9.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Wilhelmstraße' Wiesbaden, 9.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Mainz
♥   Castle 'Kurfürstliches Schloss Mainz' , 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Festung Mainz' , 2.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Gustavsburg' , 3.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Biebrich' , 4.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Frauenstein' , 11 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Mainz
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Vosges du Nord' , 127.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Kellerwald-Edersee' , 136.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Mainz and around
♥   Art museum 'Landesmuseum Mainz' Mainz, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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The building roof is a huge green terrace with plants and flowers, the comfortable recreation zones for sunbathing. The residents of the multi-apartment complex independently cultivate 'the green component' of their dwelling. In accordance with the contract, the tenants in whose dwelling or on the balcony the trees and flowers grow are obliged to care for them. So one of the main conditions of the stay is in the original house. … Read further
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