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!
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: