While we take care of our patients at Mainz University Medical Center, we invite you to explore Mainz and the surrounding area.
There is a lot to see here, because Mainz is...
... living history
Mainz Cathedral, or St. Martin's Cathedral, is located between the beautiful old town and the market square of the city of Mainz. It looks back on a 1000-year history, during which it was destroyed and rebuilt several times. Today, the cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Mainz. Directly opposite the cathedral, the Gutenberg Museum invites visitors to learn about the history of modern letterpress printing. The inventor, Johannes Gutenberg, caused a sensation with his Gutenberg Bible, published in the 15th century. It is the first book printed with movable type in the Western world. In the museum you can admire one of the original copies, as well as the smallest book in the world - The Lord's Prayer in 7 languages. St. Stephen's, Chagall window 200,000 people a year visit the church of St. Stephan on the Stephansberg in Mainz to admire the blue luminous stained glass windows by artist Marc Chagall.
...a central shopping location
In the Rhine-Main area with its largest cities Mainz, Wiesbaden and Frankfurt, shopping lovers also get their money's worth.
... Part of the Great Wine Capitals
Do you love good wine? Then Mainz is the right place for you. As the first and only German city, the region of Mainz and Rheinhessen has been part of the worldwide network of Great Wine Capitals since 2008. The network also includes such well-known regions as Bordeaux, Florence, Porto, Melbourne, Bilbao, San Francisco and Cape Town.
... a great starting point for Rhine cruises
Thanks to its location at the confluence of the Rhine and Main rivers, Mainz is the perfect starting point for exploring the surrounding areas by boat. The beautiful wine towns and communities along the rivers invite you to take a stroll. Above all, don't miss the UNESCO-protected Upper Rhine Valley.
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