Mainz Panorama

Mainz City Breaks

Mainz, located on the River Rhine in Germany, has a 2000-year-old history and is in an ideal position for trade, which is one of the reasons why it has such a historic and renowned reputation. The beautiful Mainz Cathedral dominates the Old Town's city centre, whilst the city features other picturesque squares, palaces and restored half-timbered houses that also make it worth a visit.

If you are looking for a German holiday. Take a look at our Munich city breaks or hotels in Frankfurt for more great destinations.

Additional Information
Useful Information
  • Flight time from London: 1 hour 35 min
  • Frankfurt Airport: 30km from the city centre; transfer time about 26 min
  • Nearest railway station: Mainz Hauptbahnhof
  • Currency: Euro
Places to shop

Holidaymakers always do their shopping in the main square that houses most of the town's department stores and designer boutiques. Specialist and sophisticated stores can be found on Schillerstrasse and Ludwigsstrasse.

The Mainz market is located on the cathedral square, in the heart of the Old Town. Here 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.


Mainz is definitely a German historical gem which attracts many visitors from all over the world. The Old Town is home to one of the most impressive buildings and other sights which are absolutely worth a visit. Discover the Kirschgarten which is where the half-timbered houses and the Marian-Fountain are located.

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