Gutenberg Museum, Mainz

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Gutenberg Museum, Mainz - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Liebfrauenstraße 5, 55116 Mainz, Germany

Phone: +49-6131122640

Ticket Price: 5 EUR

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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Gutenberg revolutionized the printing word with his invention. Housed in a Renaissance building with a lavishly decorated façade, mostly explores the history of typesetting. Highlights of the museum are:

  •  To Gutenberg Bibles.
  •  Examples of printing from the 15th century to present.
  •  Exhibits on bookbinding, paper manufacturing, and typographic techniques from both Western and Eastern technologies.
  •  A manuscript department explaining the development of writing.
  •  The Gutenberg print shop (Druckladen), which is a living workshop where you can manually re-create Gutenberg printing techniques.

Gutenberg Museum Information

  • iPhone users can download the Museum app for visitor information, an audio guide and interactive room maps.
  • Check out the museum shop.

Gutenberg Museum Ticket Prices

  • EUR 2 for 8-18 years old.
  • EUR 3 for students and disabled people.

How To reach Gutenberg Museum by Public Transport

  • Tram 50, 51, and 52 from Schillerplatz

Restaurants Near Gutenberg Museum

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  • Hintz & Kuntz

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  • Great staff, very prepared, passionate and helpful, the presentation (free of charge) gave us a totally new perception of the complexity of the printing process. A visit not to be missed, that alone is worth a visit to Mainz.

  • Amazing History Let Down by rude staff and bored children. This museum has some of the most important books of all time, it represents the start of the knowledge era. But not for young kids and 'my oh my how rude can staff get'! This museum should be an easy 5*. But not in its current form. PS don't even try to take a photo........

  • Wonderful museum about the history of Gutenberg, printing and (news) paper with the Gutenberg bibles. 3€ entrance fee for students - totally worth to spent some time there.

  • Staff are not friendly. There is no English version of the demonstration. They do not allow pictures. Even without flash. Waste of time. Go see the monument in front of the theatre in Mainz.

  • Nice museum but 50% of the explanation are in German only... Moreover there is a show in the basement but again it is in German only. You are not allowed to take photos so I can't upload any photos... I would have put 4 stars if I were German, but I'm not, 3 stars

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