What to do in Mainz City Center

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Mainz City Center Attractions

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Places of interest in Mainz City Center

Mainz City Center is crammed with must-see places to visit and things to do. We can help you decide where to stay in Mainz City Center, and make it a breeze to explore Mainz City Center and the surrounding areas with our guides on where to go, what to see and when to see it. No matter how long your stay, it’s easy to find places of interest in Mainz City Center to make sure that you enjoy your holiday to the fullest and don’t miss a thing. Leave the local knowledge to us and leave the hassle behind.

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Mainz City Center attractions

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Top places to visit

1. Mainz Cathedral

Find Mainz Cathedral, also known as Mainzer Dom or St. Martin’s Cathedral, in the city center. The towering structure is one of the most impressive examples of Romanesque religious architecture on the Upper Rhine. Since A.D. 975, the cathedral has stood sentry in Mainz. Unlike many other historic buildings in the city, it survived World War II with minimal damage.
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Mainz Cathedral

2. Gutenberg Museum

The Gutenberg Museum celebrates one of the city’s most famous residents, Johannes Gutenberg. In the early 1450s, the Mainz native perfected an invention that would change the world forever: the printing press. The site is one of the world’s oldest and most comprehensive museums dedicated to printing. Find the Gutenberg Museum opposite St. Martin’s Cathedral (Dom Mainzer) in the old section of the city.
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Gutenberg Museum

3. Naturhistorisches Museum

Step back in time at the Naturhistorisches Museum. The world-class museum, located in the heart of Mainz, covers more than 44 million years of history and has over 1.5 million objects in its collection. Its exhibits focus on science in the Rhineland-Palatinate area, along with artifacts from the museum’s partner country Rwanda.
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Naturhistorisches Museum

4. Augustinerstrasse

Take a step back in time along the Augustinerstrasse in Mainz. The street, open only to foot traffic, runs straight through the German city’s Old Town. Although you could walk the length of the Augustinerstrasse in less than 10 minutes, take your time to explore and appreciate the many historic buildings lining the street.
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Augustinerstrasse

5. Kirschgarten

Mainz is full of quaint squares, but the Kirschgarten ranks as a perennial favorite. Find the small square in the heart of the city’s Old Town. Both the square and the street running alongside it share the same name. Experience a German setting worthy of a postcard in the Kirschgarten.
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Kirschgarten

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