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At the confluence of the Rhine and Main rivers,  Mainz was home to the 15th century innovator Johannes Gutenberg, whose printing press revolutionized the world. When you visit this city on your Rhine River cruise, you'll learn more about the history of the press at the Gutenberg Museum. Just a few minutes stroll from the river port, spend some time strolling the ancient medieval avenues of this well-preserved town.medieval buildings, intriguing cobbled streets, Roman ruins, Baroque churches, charming restaurants and eclectic shops. This part of the Rhine is considered by many to be one of the most scenically beautiful sections, and features the famous Rock of Lorelei and the neighboring towns of Koblenz and Worms and is a one-day cruise from Strasbourg, France. Contact our experts today to start planning your trip!

Best Rhine River Cruises to Mainz for 2020

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Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Rhine Holiday Markets$29998Nov 28, 2021Switzerland, France and Germany provide the perfect backdrop for this true connoisseur’s Christmas market cruise. Embark the S.S. Antoinette from …
The Majestic Rhine$33958Aug 12, 2021Enjoy the majestic Rhine River on this 8-day cruise with Emerald Sun. Sail from Mainz up to Basel and experience how magnificent Europe is.
Europe's Rivers & Castles - From Prague to Paris$549914Aug 28, 2021Enjoy some of Europe's most enchanting landscapes on this 9-day river cruise on the Rhine and Moselle from Prague to Paris, spending three nights in …
Europe's Rivers & Castles - From Prague to Paris$589914Aug 7, 2021Embark the MS Amaprima to enjoy some of Europe's most enchanting landscapes on this 9-day river cruise on the Rhine and Moselle from Prague to Paris, …

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Highlights of Mainz, Germany

Just a few minutes away from the dock you'll find a charming medieval city of great historic importance waiting to be explored. Don't miss these unique experiences:
  • Exploring the Gutenberg Museum - the pride and joy of Mainz is the museum dedicated to the Gutenberg press and the first printed pages of text in the form of the Gutenberg bible.
  • Tasting local wines with the locals in a half-timbered Altstadt tavern
  • St-Stephan-Kirche church would be yet another Gothic church if not for the spectacular blue stained glass windows made by Russian-Jewish artist Marc Chagall.
  • Museum für Antike Schifffahrt – The Museum of Ancient Seafaring contains the remains of several 5th century Roman warships found wrecked in the Rhine. Replicas were re-constructed based on these originals.  
Popular Destinations in Mainz, Germany
Some of the most popular destinations frequently visited on a trip to Mainz, Germany are:
  • The Mainz Cathedral
  • The Gutenberg Museum
  • Marktbrunnen 
  • Stephanskirche
  • Schillerplatz
  • Museum of Ancient Seafaring
  • Landesmuseum of archaeology, art and culture

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