Mainz Private Walking Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Germany

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Meetingpoint: in front of the Hilton Hotel in Rheinstrasse or Meeting Point at hotel possible if central, without extra charge Duration: 2h End location: Any central point in the city  You will learn about: • History of the city • The rich ecclesiastic tradition • Napoleon’s occupation • History of Mainz Carnival • Johannes Gutenberg • The roman „Moguntiacum“ • Archbishop of Mainz You will see: • Electoral Castle • Town Hall • Old Town • Iron Tower • Holy Spirit Hospital • Palace of the Holy Roman Emperor now Gutenberg Museum • Market Square • St. Martin’s Cathedral • Gutenberg Square • Mainz State Theatre • Carnival Fountain • Kirschgarten Square
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Mainz CathedralStart your tour with a view the Electoral Castle, the former residence of the Archbishop of Mainz and one of Germany’s important Renaissance buildings. Stroll along the Rhine waterfront while you learn about the Roman „Moguntiacum“ and General Drusus. Pass by the modern Town Hall and cross  the Rathausbrücke, the pedestrian bridge, towards the Old Town where you will get a glimpse of the Iron Tower. You shall come across the Heilig Geist Spital (holy spirit) built in late Romanesque style at the beginning of the 13th century as housing for pilgrims, the old and the sick. Continue towards the late Palace of the Holy Roman Emperor, that nowadays houses the Gutenberg Museum. Johannes Gutenberg was born in Mainz between 1394 and 1400 and is acknowledged in Europe as the inventor of printing. Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of the Market Square, in the middle of which stands the Heunensäule, a sandstone column commemorating the history of Mainz. Right above the Market Square rises St. Martin’s cathedral, the „Mainzer Dom“. Wander towards Gutenbergplatz where you will look up to the life-size statue of the city’s most famous son. Located opposite is the great hall of the Mainz State Theatre. Admire The Carnival Fountain with its over 200 figurines and allegories and end your tour in Kirschgarten square with its medieval half-timbered houses and charming taverns where they serve local wine.Duration: 2 hours

What’s included

  • Local Guide who will be with your group only
  • Private guided Tour
  • Possible customizing on tour with your local guide on the spot

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Mainz Cathedral