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Colors of Mainz - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Mainz Strand Cultural life of Mainz is rich and diverse as each season of the year features interesting festive events. Despite of beer being considered by travelers the favorite drink of local people, the city still holds annually a fascinating festival named Mainz Wine Market. The festival is held in the end of the summer and attracts genuine wine connoisseurs from all over the world.
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During the festival each park and garden of the city is equipped with specialized concession stands in which all the visitors of the city as well as local folks can try and buy desired sorts of wines. It is worth noticing that in this season the local park lands get a special look as the wild greenery and buoyant flowering turns the festival even more attractive and colorful! Local wineries and experienced cookery specialists are participating in the festival presenting their goods. Apart from popular sorts of wine, guests of the festival may enjoy the best treats, among which one will find as traditional German dishes so exotic delicacies. The Mainz Wine Market festival is not limited just to gastronomy events. It is always added with bright music and theatrical performances.
Streets of the city host many markets during the festival where one can buy attractive souvenirs and craft articles of local craftsmen as well as paintings of ultimate beauty. It should be noted that the Mainz Wine Market festival is not a single event in its kind. Mainz is among the largest wine areas of the world and the city hosts about a dozen of scale events anyhow considering popular drink. Copyright
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The same attractive and popular summer fest is the Johannisnacht night festival. Year after year its entertaining program gets enriched with pyrotechnic and light shows apart from traditional music and theatrical performances. Many travelers visit the city during the Carnival being the Mainzer Fassenacht or Fassnacht. The heat of the tourist season in Mainz is also considered to be the Christmas holidays. The main event of the New Year holidays is still a fair which for many years attracts residents of the neighboring cities as well as international tourists. Travelers who have managed to visit the city during national holidays have a perfect chance to get to know the culture and traditions of local people better.
Mainz Eiswelt Mainz is the name of another beautiful festival in the capital of the Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate. It will definitely interest every tourist and especially those who can not imagine a holiday without getting aesthetic pleasure. The festival takes place in mid-November in the exhibition complex Altes Postlager, where eminent artists demonstrate all their skills in creating ice sculptures. Incredible frozen ice statues will forever remain in the memory of every visitor of the festival.
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The beginning of June in Mainz means the opening of the summer music season-and it opens with a wonderful festival called Open Ohr. During the festival, one of the most important attractions of the city — Zitadelle. It welcomes all visitors who want to listen to nice music, participate in seminars, discussion forums (the main theme — politics and development of the country in the modern world), theatrical productions and film screenings in the open air. Those who came to the fest with young citizens will enjoy a wide children's program. In the surrounding fortress Park Stadtpark naturalists have the perfect opportunity to have a picnic and camping, which is another advantage.
There is another amazing event almost immediately after the Open Ohr fest, which colourful program is aimed at young tourists. It is Kinderfestival, which takes place in Volkspark. Animation shows, contests, activities, attractions — this is only a small part of the activities offered at the festival. Gourmets prefer to visit the capital of Rhineland-Palatinate at the end of the last spring month-all because Mainzer Culinarium is held at this time here. The festival involves a rich culinary program and popular chefs demonstrate all their skills, offer a choice of visitors their best dishes, exquisite and quite impressive. There is a culinary festival in restaurants and cafes in the city, located in the city centre.
Connoisseurs of art and everyone else visiting Mainz in mid-June will be happy to know that this is the time when the city hosts the "night of museums"!. At this time, cultural institutions are open until late at night, thematic tours are held in the city, buses run on special routes so that everyone can see all the interesting events during this time. Moreover, you can see unique collections in many galleries and exhibition complexes. In addition, cultural institutions participating in the event hold musical concerts, literary readings, dance performances and tastings of local cuisine. In general, the holiday covers almost all aspects of culture.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Mainz
♥   Kaiserdom St. Martin von Tours und St. Stephan, Mainz, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika SS. Dionysius und Valentinus, Kiedrich im Rheingau, 14.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Abtei St. Hildegard, Rüdesheim am Rhein, 24.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika Sankt Martin, Bingen am Rhein, 27.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kaiserdom-Basilika SS. Peter und Paul, Worms, 41.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Reichsabtei Lorsch, Lorsch, 44 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Dom Ss. Georg und Nikolaus, Limburg an der Lahn, 45.6 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
♥   Castle 'Schloss Johannisburg' , 20.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Klopp Castle' , 27.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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