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Gutenberg's town

Mainz Cathedral and market square, copyright Hans Peter Merten
Mainz, the charming capital of Rhineland-Palatinate, ideally located at the confluence of the Rhine and Main, has savoir vivre, a unique ambience and a cosmopolitan outlook. Whether you come to Mainz as a tourist or to attend a conference or one of Mainz's numerous festivals, you cannot fail to be captivated by the open, friendly atmosphere of the town and its people. You feel it wherever you go: wandering through the market or the lovingly restored old town or strolling along the banks of the river Rhine.
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Places of interest

Mainz Cathedral, copyright Dietmar Scherf
A number of impressive buildings, monuments and museums serve as reminders of the town's colourful history. Magnificent baroque buildings, palaces and the imposing cathedral date back to the time when the Prince Electors ruled here. With Augustinerstrasse, a vibrant shopping street and heart of the old town, and the picturesque Kirschgarten and Leichhof squares, the old quarter is an ideal starting point for a stroll around the town.
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Mainz Gutenberg Museum, copyright Jochen Keute
Visiting the town's many exciting museums is like taking a journey through cultural and natural history. The Roman temple built in honour of the goddesses Isis and Mater Magna takes visitors back in time to the mystical world of Antiquity. The Gutenberg Museum presents the pioneering discovery by Johannes Gutenberg: printing with movable type.
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