Mainz

Travel Guide
Visit an ancient Roman Theater, sip local wine and walk through towering cathedrals—all in one day. In Mainz, you will never run out of things to explore.

Experience Mainz! The capital of Germany’s Rhineland-Palatinate, this city has exciting offerings stretching back to the Roman Empire.

Mainz offers a constant flow of activity. You could live in the city for years and still have new sights to see, new events to experience. The center of Mainz is called Old Town, and for good reason. Half-timbered houses and Baroque-style buildings hold such a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants that it’s easy to spend an entire afternoon eating, drinking and browsing. Spend the afternoon in one of the outdoor cafes in the historic Kirschgarten Square and stroll down Augustiner Street, where you can admire the famous St. Augustine’s Church.

The city is known for its variety of different churches many people opt to spend the day touring the many that are scattered throughout the city. Visitors who can’t get enough of the stunning architecture should explore St. Ignaz Church, St. Martin’s Cathedral, St. Stephan’s Church, St. Peter’s Church, and Christ Church.

Roman history is deeply embedded within Mainz today. The Roman Theater, which could hold over 10,000 people, is a must-see. Guests will also notice that a variety of statues, ruins and ancient buildings are present throughout the city. Spend the afternoon at the Roman-Germanic Central Museum to learn more about the Ancient Roman presence in Mainz. The Gutenberg Museum, which chronicles the history of the written word, is another favorite destination. Natural history and art buffs will delight in the Natural History Museum and Landesmuseum Mainz.

Spend an evening at the Mainz State Theater, where you can enjoy opera or ballet. Afterward, treat yourself to traditional regional dishes and wash the food down with local wines at a Strausswirtschaft or Besenwirtschaft, a local winery that is allowed to sell food for a few months of the year.

Visit in February to experience the revelry of Carnival, or plan your trip in June to enjoy the annual Midsummer St. John’s Night Festival. The Christmas Fair will instantly put any visitor in the holiday spirit.

Mainz is half an hour from Frankfurt International Airport, and the S8 train provides direct transportation between the two places. The city is also easily accessible by major highways (A60, A61, A63, A66). If you are intimidated by the Autobahn, don’t fret: regular bus schedules run between Mainz and other major cities.

Where to stay in Mainz

the niu Mood
the niu Mood
3 out of 5
Mombacher Straße 6, Mainz, 55122
The price is $69 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Mainz. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a sauna. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (307 reviews)
"It looks like a new hotel. Everything is nice and clean. The rooms are quite big and so is the bathroom. Good breakfast"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Hotel Hammer - Mainz Hauptbahnhof
Hotel Hammer - Mainz Hauptbahnhof
3.5 out of 5
Bahnhofplatz 6, Mainz, 55116
The price is $93 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 21
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Mainz. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a sauna. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (191 reviews)
"Very convenient, in the central part of the city, directly opposite the main train station. Room was air-conditioned. Friendly and helpful staff."

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

IntercityHotel Mainz
IntercityHotel Mainz
4 out of 5
Binger Strasse 21, Mainz, RP, 55131
The price is $82 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Mainz. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (777 reviews)
"Extremely convenient for the station and 20 minutes walk from the centre. Modern, comfortable hotel."

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Apartment Central
The Apartment Central
4 out of 5
Emmeransstraße 13, Mainz, 55116
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly apartment in Mainz. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a terrace. Our guests praise the family amenities in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (31 reviews)
"Great location halfway between train station and centre town, easy walk to both. The apartment is large, well equipped and great for a family. Come on a market day - Mainz was great."

Reviewed on May 25, 2019

The Apartment Downtown
The Apartment Downtown
4 out of 5
Gaustraße 57, Mainz, 55116
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Mainz. Enjoy free WiFi, room service, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Fastnachtsbrunnen and Church of St. Stephan are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (10 reviews)
"We were pleasantly surprised by our stay here! The host who greeted us, helped us park, and who we saw several times during our comings and goings, was so SO friendly, welcoming, and spoke excellent English. We thought the area was cute and walkable, with plenty of bakeries to choose from and there ..."

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2022

Garden house: Beautiful holiday home for up to 14 people, with a garden in Mainz
Garden house: Beautiful holiday home for up to 14 people, with a garden in Mainz
MZ, RP
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Mainz. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and barbecue grills. Popular attractions ZDF and Mewa Arena are located ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (18 reviews)
Best VRBO ever!
"Easily the best VRBO my fiancé and I have ever stayed in! A beautiful space and Ingo is the most amazing host ever - we HIGHLY recommend staying in this quiet, spacious, and well-equipped property which is walking distance to delicious restaurants and grocery stores"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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