Dom St Martin
Dom- und Diözesanmuseum displays artwork from the Dom St Martin cathedral, including sculptures from the rood screen (1239) - the work...
Druckladen – Gutenburg Museum
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The state theatre stages plays, opera and ballet. Students get significant discounts.
Along the north and east sides of the Dom. A big, open-air market with stalls selling fruits, vegetables and ready-to-eat dishes.
Dom St Martin information
Lonely Planet review
Topped by an octagonal tower, Mainz’ world-famous cathedral, built of deep red sandstone in the 12th century, is quintessentially Romanesque. Its predecessor went through a literal baptism by fire when it burned down in 1009 on the very day of its consecration. Over the centuries seven coronations were held here.
Off the delicate, late-Gothic cloister, accessible from inside the Dom, is the Dom- und Diözesanmuseum , which displays artwork from the cathedral, including sculptures from the rood screen (1239) – an ornate partition separating the priests, in the choir, from the congregation and the work of the renowned Master of Naumburg – that portray the saved and the, well, not-so-saved. In the Schatzkammer (Domschatz) you can see bejewelled ritual objects from as far back as the 10th century (English-language pamphlet available).