Mainz

Travel Guide
Kirschgarten

Visit an ancient Roman Theater, sip local wine and walk through towering cathedrals—all in one day. In Mainz, you will never run out of things to explore.

Experience Mainz! The capital of Germany’s Rhineland-Palatinate, this city has exciting offerings stretching back to the Roman Empire.

Mainz offers a constant flow of activity. You could live in the city for years and still have new sights to see, new events to experience. The center of Mainz is called Old Town, and for good reason. Half-timbered houses and Baroque-style buildings hold such a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants that it’s easy to spend an entire afternoon eating, drinking and browsing. Spend the afternoon in one of the outdoor cafes in the historic Kirschgarten Square and stroll down Augustiner Street, where you can admire the famous St. Augustine’s Church.

The city is known for its variety of different churches; many people opt to spend the day touring the many that are scattered throughout the city. Visitors who can’t get enough of the stunning architecture should explore St. Ignaz Church, St. Martin’s Cathedral, St. Stephan’s Church, St. Peter’s Church, and Christ Church.

Roman history is deeply embedded within Mainz today. The Roman Theater, which could hold over 10,000 people, is a must-see. Guests will also notice that a variety of statues, ruins and ancient buildings are present throughout the city. Spend the afternoon at the Roman-Germanic Central Museum to learn more about the Ancient Roman presence in Mainz. The Gutenberg Museum, which chronicles the history of the written word, is another favorite destination. Natural history and art buffs will delight in the Natural History Museum and Landesmuseum Mainz.

Spend an evening at the Mainz State Theater, where you can enjoy opera or ballet. Afterward, treat yourself to traditional regional dishes and wash the food down with local wines at a Strausswirtschaft or Besenwirtschaft, a local winery that is allowed to sell food for a few months of the year.

Visit in February to experience the revelry of Carnival, or plan your trip in June to enjoy the annual Midsummer St. John’s Night Festival. The Christmas Fair will instantly put any visitor in the holiday spirit.

Mainz is half an hour from Frankfurt International Airport, and the S8 train provides direct transportation between the two places. The city is also easily accessible by major highways (A60, A61, A63, A66). If you are intimidated by the Autobahn, don’t fret: regular bus schedules run between Mainz and other major cities.

Where to stay in Mainz

the niu Mood
the niu Mood
3 out of 5
Mombacher Straße 6, Mainz, 55122
The price is £44 per night from 19 Jun to 20 Jun
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Mainz. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a sauna. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (224 reviews)
"This is an excellent hotel. It’s comfortable, well lit and quirky in a tasty way. The staff is fabulous, very very friendly, helpful and professional. We loved our 3 night stay and will return!"

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2021

the niu Mood
Hilton Mainz
Hilton Mainz
4 out of 5
Rheinstrasse 68, Mainz, 55116
The price is £89 per night from 6 Jun to 7 Jun
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Mainz. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4/5 Very Good! (799 reviews)
"A good place. Many rooms face the street and the street is noisy. After closing the window it's good, but no fresh air, then."

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2022

Hilton Mainz
Hyatt Regency Mainz
Hyatt Regency Mainz
4 out of 5
Templerstraße 6, Mainz, 55116
The price is £114 per night from 19 Jun to 20 Jun
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Mainz. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (452 reviews)
Mainz at its best.
"Exceptional hotel. Great amenities. Very clean."

Reviewed on 20 Dec 2021

Hyatt Regency Mainz
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Apartment Suite Osteiner Hof
The Apartment Suite Osteiner Hof
3.5 out of 5
Schillerplatz 1 (Osteiner Hof), Mainz, 55116
The price is £107 per night from 19 Jun to 20 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly apartment in Mainz. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and an airport shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (37 reviews)
Will stay again in heartbeat.
"Beautiful location close to station and old town. Very safe. Restaurants close by. Staff very helpful."

Reviewed on 28 Dec 2019

The Apartment Suite Osteiner Hof
The Apartment Central
The Apartment Central
4 out of 5
Emmeransstraße 13, Mainz, 55116
The price is £190 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly apartment in Mainz. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a terrace. Our guests praise the family amenities in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (31 reviews)
"Great location halfway between train station and centre town, easy walk to both. The apartment is large, well equipped and great for a family. Come on a market day - Mainz was great."

Reviewed on 25 May 2019

The Apartment Central
The Apartment Downtown
The Apartment Downtown
4 out of 5
Gaustraße 57, Mainz, 55116
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Mainz. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and on-site parking. Popular attractions Fastnachtsbrunnen and Church of St. Stephan are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (10 reviews)
"We were pleasantly surprised by our stay here! The host who greeted us, helped us park, and who we saw several times during our comings and goings, was so SO friendly, welcoming, and spoke excellent English. We thought the area was cute and walkable, with plenty of bakeries to choose from and there ..."

Reviewed on 15 Apr 2022

The Apartment Downtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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