Practical I Hotels in Mainz
Mainz is a
historic cathedral city situated on the banks of the Rhine
roughly 40 kilometres west of Frankfurt. It is the state capital of Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz).
university town dating back 2000 years is
situated on the rivers Rhine and Main.
Mainz has a long and rich history, documented by Roman remains and
the magnificent buildings bequeathed by the princes elector of the
Baroque period. Its French name, also sometimes used in English, is
"Mayence". The city is an industrial, commercial, and transportation
center. Chemicals, pharmaceuticals, machinery, glassware, and musical
instruments are produced; the city is also a trade center for Rhine
In the 17th century the princes
transformed the face of the city, commissioning the best architects and
sculptors to build unique royal palaces
and new churches. The close interrelationship of church and city history
is documented by the imposing cathedral, which dominates the Mainz's
In Mainz visitors can find the international museum
of printing "The Gutenberg Museum".
It was here that Johannes Gutenberg, the developer of the modern print
process was born. The museum is home to the famous Gutenberg bible.
Other attractions include : the 1000-year-old Cathedral; Electors’
Palace; Roman Jupiter Column (AD 67); ‘Sparkling Hock’ Museum; Citadel
with monument to General Nero Claudius Drusus; old half-timbered houses;
Mainzer Fassenacht (carnival); and the Wine Market (late August and
early September).The city also boasts Roman remains as well as baroque
and rococo buildings that blend beautifully with its narrow lanes and
half-timbered houses. The sunny slopes of the Rhinegau Hills are centre of
one of the world’s most famous wine-producing regions.
Located in Mainz, the
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen - The second German TV Channel) is the
largest TV-station in Europe. The weekly ZDF "TV-garden" is an open-air
variety show that is taped each Sunday from the end of May to September.
Mainz is a magnet for countless tourists. Attentive observers notice
very quickly that the city was heavily destroyed in
attacks. Meanwhile even the rebuilding of the destroyed city is part of