Top reasons to visit:

  • Old Town (380)
  • Cathedral (237)
  • Museums (83)
  • Great for Wine (81)
  • Shopping (79)
  • Markets (76)
  • City Trip (69)
  • History (63)
  • Culture (55)
  • Christmas Markets (39)

Mainz was highly rated for history by 4 guests from the United States!

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Describe the most beautiful church you visited in Mainz.

Kathryn
Kathryn, United States of America

6 days ago Report

The Dom and St. Stephan's are both amazing places in their own right. The Dom for its history and St. Stephan's for the Chagall windows. Even though much of St. Stephan's had to be rebuilt after WWII, some of the original structure remains, and the inside is astounding due to the light that comes in through the windows. Both are not to be missed on a visit to Mainz.
  • Restaurants 20 endorsements

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Dan
Dan, Canada

17 days ago Report

Heilligeist
  • History 63 endorsements

What is it in Mainz that makes history come to life?

Kathryn
Kathryn, United States of America

6 days ago Report

I highly recommend you contact the Mainz tourist bureau and get a walking tour of the city upon your arrival. You will get to see the top sights in the city, and get an idea of where to go for further exploration on your own later. Either way, I recommend you go to the Dom (Cathedral) and St. Stephan's, the Ancient Shipbuilding Museum (not much in English, however), and the Mainz Roman museum in Old town. Also visit the citadel high above the city. Also there are remains of a Roman aqueduct over between the hospital and the university that isn't very easy to find, but is really interesting and a nice walk in a park-type setting. Unfortunately, 85% of Mainz was destroyed during WWII, but the historical venues that remain are very impressive.
  • Old Town 380 endorsements

What were the best places for wandering in Mainz's old town?

PETER
PETER, Canada

11 days ago Report

NEVER HAD TIME TO DO THAT
  • Cathedral 237 endorsements

What's so impressive about the cathedrals in Mainz?

Beverly
Beverly, United States of America

24 days ago Report

old, beautiful, restored,

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