Mainz Tourism

Mainz is a German city renowned around the world for the Gutenberg Museum and mastery in the art of Printing. Situated along the banks of Rhine, this ancient city enjoys a unique history, culture and heritage.

A civilization dating back to 38 BC and reports showing settlements from about 300,000 BC, the city became well known for its trade practices. Mainz witnessed a lot of industrial expansion in the 19th century, and was devastated during the World War II.

The tourism of Mainz is unlike many other cities that draw in crowd during peak-seasons. Plan your itineraries for Mainz if you are hoping to fall in love with a simple and quaint city known for its civilization. The city speaks highly of its distinctive architecture reflected in its magnificent dom and the St. Martin and St. Steven’s Cathedral. It is also home to Johannes Gutenberg, who invented the printing press and made the world’s first printed Bible.

Visit the farmer’s market on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, try their culinary delicacies Spundekäse and Handkäse, and spend your leisure time walking along its magical old streets or the banks of River Rhine. We bet you wouldn’t regret a moment for including things to do in Mainz in your Vacation Planner.

The city also has Mainz Cardplus, a service card with a 48 hour validity offers huge discounts on hotels, sightseeing and public transit in all of Mainz-Wiesbaden. It also allows free entry into the museums, walking tours. The cost of the card is EUR 9.95 per person and EUR 25 for a group of five. It can be acquired at Tourist Information and Service centre, hotel receptions and RMV Mobility Advice in traffic Centre of the city.

Essential travel information and Mainz tips for your visit

  • Don’t forget to pack warm clothes as it might be cold too often.
  • Mainz doesn’t have a particular season for rains. So, it’s better to carry umbrellas and other weather gear as showers are likely to happen any time.
  • There are instances of Fraud in Mainz. Beware of people who rob you by identifying themselves as police.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Mainz

  • Know the pollution level of Mainz before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 28.13 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 55 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 45 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 27.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 32.69 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.5 (Low)
  • How safe is Mainz for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Mainz.

    • Burglary and Theft 48.46 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 53.22 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 44.89 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 28.95 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 35.37 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 44.89 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 54.41 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 47.37 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 59.18 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 36.56 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 53.95 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 38.16 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 52.03 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Mainz is 154.74 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 50.15 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 85.24 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 39.81 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 18.4 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 63.42 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 60.14 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.97 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 75.61 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Mainz

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.83 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.1 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 82.56 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 86.11 USD

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