Enjoy a private walking tour of Mainz and discover the over 2000 years old history in only two hours. Take some time and enjoy this fascinating city with its rich history in a tour that covers the major highlights.
Start your tour with a view at the Electoral Castle, the former residence of the Archbishop of Mainz and one of Germany's important Renaissance buildings. 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. You can visit the Gutenberg Museum with the original Bible from 15th century.
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.