Art & Culture

Cultural sightseeing and museums in Mainz

  • Augustinian Church – In the midst of the hustle and bustle is the magnificent St. Augustine's Church with its Baroque façade incorporated into the row of houses. It was built between 1768 to 1776 for the adjacent former monastery of the Augustinian hermits and today it is a seminary church. Its interior is also impressively beautiful.

  • Gutenberg Museum – Learn more about the history of written culture; in the print shop, visitors can try virtual printing.

  • Mainz Carnival Museum – This museum presents its visitors with 160 years of Mainz Carnival history and offers everything that a real fool's heart desires. If you have the time and inclination, you shouldn't miss the "fool's show".

  • Mainz Cathedral – The St. Martin's cathedral rises above the market square. The Baroque cathedral buildings originate from Johann Valentin Thomann and survived the war almost intact.  The cathedral was built in 975 under Archbishop Willigis and has experienced plenty of fires, destruction and rebuilding over the course of many centuries.

  • Museum of Ancient Shipbuilding – Two military ships of the Roman Rhine fleet, faithfully recreated, along with shipwrecks are the heart of the exhibition.
  • Niederwald monument – The Niederwald monument commemorates the victory over France in 1870/1871.  From Rudesheim, a chair lift takes you to the monument.
  • Kloster Eberbach – One of the most impressive monuments of medieval monastic architecture, the Romanesque and early Gothic interior of the Kloster Eberback was a scene in the film version of Umberto Eco's “The Name of the Rose” a few years ago.
  • Kunsthalle Mainz – The Kunsthalle Mainz is an exhibition hall for contemporary art from Germany and abroad. The Kunsthalle Mainz presents contemporary artistic concepts which depict and convey topics of current relevance to art, politics and society. With a programme of outstanding exhibitions, it has set itself the task of helping the public gain a better understanding of art and its themes, and of establishing Mainz as a location for art from all over the world and for discourse on current issues.
  • Staatstheater Mainz – Have a cultural program for the whole family. The theatre is located in the middle of the city centre and a visit can be perfectly combined with a shopping tour, or followed by dinner in the Old Town.
  • St. Stephen's Church – 200,000 visitors a year show: St. Stephen’s is an attraction. Tourists from the whole world pilgrim up St. Stephen’s Mount, to the glowing blue stained glass windows by the artist Marc Chagall. The reconstruction and restoration of the Gothic church, which was almost completely destroyed in the Second World War, also brought its revival.

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