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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Mainz Tours for you

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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Facts and Stats for Mainz*

  • Pollution Statistics in Mainz

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

    • Air Pollution 35.42 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 33.33 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 20.83 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 22.22 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 29.17 (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 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 69.44 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 33.33 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 61.11 (High)
    • Attacks 69.44 (High)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 27.78 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 66.67 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 66.67 (High)
  • Living in Mainz - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 40.11 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 39.42 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 21.25 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 68.8 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.15 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 116.23 (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 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.66 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.52 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 93.97 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 84 USD

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

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