Mainz Tourism

Visit Mainz - Best of Mainz

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.

Mainz Travel Tips

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.

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Facts and Stats for Mainz*

  • Pollution Statistics in Mainz

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

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 20 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Mainz: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Mainz for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Mainz.

    • Burglary and Theft 75 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Mainz - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 70.31 (High)
    • Pollution Index 32.93 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 83.51 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 83.33 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.28 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 138.24 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Mainz

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.47 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 87.26 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 136.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 100.66 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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