Mainz Travel Guide

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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. Johannes Gutenberg (1400-1468) invented book printing with removable letters. His great achievement did a good turn to Reformation in Germany when there was a need to spread Martin Luther’s translation of the Bible all over Germany and Europe.
Download Here you'll find Johannes Gutenberg monument, World Book Printing Museum, and lots of books dedicated to this important inventor.

Many outstanding landmarks are to be seen in the city: St.Martin’s Cathedral, St.John’s Church and other churches, the former royal palace,
the Opera Theater.

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