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Destinations » Germany » Mainz Travel Guide
Mainz, located on the River Rhine in Germany, has a 2000 year old history and has an ideal position for trade, which is one of the reasons why Mainz has such a historic and renowned reputation. The beautiful Mainz Cathedral dominates the Old town's city centre. The city hosts other picturesque squares and palaces and the restored half-timbered houses also make it worth a visit.
Visitors always do their shopping in the main square that houses most of the town's department stores and designer boutiques. Specialists and sophisticated stores can be find in Schillerstrasse and Ludwigsstrasse.
The Mainz markets is located on the cathedral square, in the heart of the Old Town. There you can buy fresh fruit as well as vegetables when enjoying the lively atmosphere.
Augustinerstrasse, Schönbornstrasse or Grebenstrasse are also perfect places if your would like to buy something special.
There are lots of restaurants serving traditional German food. One of these restaurants is Haus des Weins which also has a fantastic selection of wines.
Mainz is definitely a german historical gem which attracts many visitors from all over the world.
The Old Town houses one of the most impressive buildings and sights which are absolutely worth a visit.
Discover the Kirschgarten which is where the half timbered houses and the marian-Fountain are located.