Mainz is the regional capital of Rhineland-Pfalz right across the Rhine River from Wiesbaden in Hessen. There is a bit of rivalry between the two cities regarding which is the more beautiful city with the nicer residents. Mainz certainly gives Wiesbaden a run for its money. Though less green than its neighbor, Mainz has the iconic German facades in the center of town, breathtaking churches, and some very old sites dating back to the Roman era. Mainz also loves to pay tribute to Gutenberg and his famous invention: the moveable-type printing press. Here you'll find a statue, a museum, and lots of books dedicated to this important inventor.
Eltville is a small sleepy village that nestles on the bank of the Rhein. Life here is very sedate and extremely relaxed. Much quieter than some of the places just up the river this place i…
It's best not to take Rudesheim too seriously.
There are plenty of things to see and do for even the most hardcore traveller – traditional German architecture, several vineyards and muse…