Dating from 1773, this church marks the transition from rococo to neoclassicism – the baroque baldachin (over the altar) and organ sit in a space defined by Corinthian columns and a neoclassical dome.

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Nearby Mainz attractions

1. Augustinerkirche

0.17 MILES

Part of the local Catholic seminary, the classically baroque Augustinerkirche, built from 1768 to 1772, was unscathed by WWII so all its rich decor is…

2. Museum für Antike Schiffahrt

0.17 MILES

The extraordinary remains of five wooden ships of the Romans’ Rhine flotilla, used around AD 300 to thwart the Germanic tribes then threatening Roman…

3. Gutenberg-Museum Mainz

0.28 MILES

A heady experience for book lovers, the Gutenberg Museum commemorates native son Johannes Gutenberg, who in the 15th century ushered in the information…

4. Riverfront Promenade

0.28 MILES

A parade of barges along the Rhine pass by Mainz' riverfront promenade – a great spot for a cycle, stroll or picnic.

5. Druckladen – Gutenburg Museum

0.29 MILES

Across from the Gutenburg Museum, you can try out Gutenberg’s technology yourself, with instruction on the art of hand-setting type – backwards, of course…

6. Mainzer Dom


Topped by an octagonal tower, Mainz’ immense cathedral, built from deep red sandstone in the 12th century, is quintessentially Romanesque. Its predecessor…

7. St-Stephan-Kirche

0.41 MILES

This would be just another Gothic church rebuilt after WWII were it not for the nine brilliant-blue, stained-glass windows created by the Russian-Jewish…

8. Heiligtum der Isis und Mater Magna

0.58 MILES

In a darkened, dungeon-like space, a glass walkway leads you around this extraordinary Roman archaeological site, which was discovered in 1999 during the…