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

  • Save 7% KD Rhine Pass from Mainz
    KD Rhine Pass from Mainz1 Reviews

    Duration: Flexible

    An easy way to start your romantic day on the Rhine: Present your KD ticket onboard any KD ship and enjoy all scheduled day c...

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  • Save 8% Rhine River 20 Castles Boat Tour Pass
    Rhine River 20 Castles Boat Tour Pass12 Reviews

    Duration: 12 Hrs

    Between Koblenz and Mainz, 20 castles stand lined up on both sides of the river. The best way to admire them is from on board...

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  • Save 14% Mainz Rhine River Christmas Afternoon Cruise
    Mainz Rhine River Christmas Afternoon CruiseNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    Soak up the holiday spirit on this 2-hour afternoon cruise on the Rhine River from Mainz. Enjoy lovely wintry views of Mainz ...

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  • Mainz Sunday Advent Brunch Cruise
    Mainz Sunday Advent Brunch CruiseNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    In a festive and Christmassy atmosphere, we welcome you on board our smart saloon ship MS Godesburg in Mainz.Enjoy festive ce...

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

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 20.83 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • How safe is Mainz for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Mainz.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.5 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 31.25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 37.5 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 37.5 (Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 62.5 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Mainz is 201.25 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 67.65 (High)
    • Climate Index 85.24 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 30.46 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 13 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 70.58 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 78.47 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.87 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 123.39 (Very High)
    • 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 12.87 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 97.04 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 83.48 USD

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