Mainz is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Mainz one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Mainz is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Mainz or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Mainz. Explore the historical monuments of Mainz with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Mainz guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Mainz page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Mainz landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Mainz.
#1 of 17 Historical Places in Mainz | Added 6215 times in trip plans
Markt 10, 55116 Mainz, Germany
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
This mighty Romanesque Roman Catholic cathedral is 1000 years old, though it did burn down seven times over the course of the centuries. It famously contains old funeral monuments and works of art spanning the last millennium. It is mostly constructed of sandstone. Over the years seven Gothic and Baroque additions were made. Amazingly the cathedral...
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Kleine Weißgasse 12, 55116 Mainz, Germany
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
This thousand year old Gothic collegiate church was originally built on the highest hill in town. The church you see today however was built in the 14th century. It is one of the oldest and most important churches around. The church used to have a Baroque facade that was destroyed in an explosion in the 19th century. Heavily damaged in World War II...
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Liebfrauenstraße 5, 55116 Mainz, Germany
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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...
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Eugen-Salomon-Straße 1, 55128 Mainz, Germany
This is a multipurpose football stadium. If you can catch a match here it would be worth your while. The arena is strikingly red and can hold 50,000 people including those sitting and standing. The atmosphere is always energetic and festive. The stadium is lit up during the night making it a major landmark in the city.
The magnificent facade of this church will draw you in. Until 1802 there used to be a monastery here. Most tourists seem to accidentally stumble across this Baroque church. Without noisy crowd this may be the cities most serene church. It is so ornately decorated that every corner is a work of art. It’s murals, sculptures, frescoes and inlay ...
This ancient temple was a sensational find in the year 2000 due to the sheer number off artifacts uncoloured. There are actually two temples here; one is dedicated to Isis, the Egyptian God of fertility, and the Mater Magna. The temples were still in use during the 3rd century. Discovered inside were the statues of three goddesses, statues of Venus...
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Ernst-Ludwig-Platz 2, 55116 Mainz
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
This historical and archaeological museum studies the old world or the wood as we knew it before the discovery of the Americas. It is as much a research Institute as a museum. The museum is divided into seven departments such as:
The Roman age department - that follows various Roman provinces.
Late antiquity and early medieval ages dep...
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This aqueduct was built during 69 to 96 AD to serve the two legions of men stationed here. The aqueduct which used to be 9 km long has mostly deteriorated; only some parts of the structure are still visible. This is because most of the material from the aqueduct was used for other construction during the middle ages. These remains can be spot...
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Kaiserstraße 56, 55116 Mainz, Germany
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
This Protestant church, at the beginning of the 20th century, was built to accommodate the increasing numbers of the Protestant community. Destroyed in World War II, it was rebuilt in the 1950s. It was built in the Italian High Renaissance style. Today the George serves not only the religious but also music lovers - the Bach and the Bach orchestra ...
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11:00 am - 06:00 pm
There is always something going on in the historic section of town. The streets here have funny names, and square are large. Not only they are full of life, but the architecture will blow your mind; it is mostly Baroque and Rococo and magnificently restored. The pubs and wine bars here are the center of the city’s nightlife. The highlights of...
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Grosse Kirchenstrasse 5-13, 55252 Mainz-Kastel
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
In September 1986, this remnant of the Roman empire was nearly lost forever, almost sent of to the city dump, when it was discovered and dug up during construction at the Grosse Kirchenstrasse 5-13. To put the near miss in perspective, know that this is the most significant Roman structure ever discovered north of the Alps.
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Budenheimerstraße 2, 55124 Mainz
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Gonsenheim, a nice Mainz suburb, has residents who truly love their home- that’s why they set up this museum to showcase the history of their town, right from it’s founding about a thousand years ago. Items and artifacts used to this end include bricks, written documents, agricultural tools, memorabilia, maps and plans, and aerial photo...
This museum is the information source about ancient ships, with several displays showcasing the remains of ancient ships. The museum displays Roman ships that were found in the river. This place also supplies necessary information about shipbuilding. The museum has five ships that date back to 407AD. The museum also displays many models of historic...
Sooneck Castle is located in the upper middle valley of Rhine in this town. The castle was erected in the 12th century but was destroyed during the reign of King Rudolph I. The residential areas of this castle are furnished with items related to Biedemeier style. The interiors of this castle comprises of paintings owned by Hohenzollern family. The ...
St. Peter is a church dedicated to Simon Peter. He is known as one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. This Catholic Church is of immense historical importance. The church was severely damaged during the World War II. This stunning church is one of the most beautiful churches in the city. This eye pleasing church is also well preserved. With great int...