Mainz is a city in Germany and the capital of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It is internationally known as university town and Carnival stronghold. The hotels in Mainz are well prepared for the growing number of guests.
The town’s and Upper Rhine’s most impressive building is the Mainz Cathedral of St. Martin (Mainzer Dom), which is over 1,000 years old. During your stay at a Mainz hotel you should see the Cathedral Museum and the tombs in this sacral building. While being guest in a Mainz hotel, you should pay a visit to the Gutenberg Museum (Johannes Gutenberg, goldsmith and printer, being Mainz’s most famous son), which exhibits his world-famous bible and a reconstruction of his print shop.
Numerous hotels are located in Mainz’s historic city. The Mainz hotels at the Kirschgarten are located in close proximity to beautiful half-timbered houses. Near the Mainz hotels you will see the St. Stephan Church with its windows by Marc Chagall, showing biblical scenes and being one of Mainz’s most important sights.
While staying in a Mainz hotel on a short trip, we recommend you to walk on the hill Lerchenberg, where you may join a guided tour through the broadcasting centre of the public TV channel Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.
Mainz is being traversed by 3 tram and 21 bus lines. On your way to your Mainz hotel you should have a look at the street signs: blue signs will show you that you are going parallel to the Rhine, while red ones mean that you are on a street leading away from the river.
Mainz’s economic life profits from its proximity to the megalopolis Frankfurt-Rhine-Main. Local enterprises are Wepa (paper factory), Schott AG (glass manufacturer) and Cargill (agricultural, food and technical sector).