"Mainz: One of Germany's Historic Cities" Mainz by Tom_Fields
Mainz Travel Guide: 314 reviews and 651 photos
This city's chief claim to fame is Johannes Gutenberg (1397-1468), inventor of the printing press. It also has a splendid cathedral and a number of museums.
Founded in 38 BC, it was a the capital of the Roman province of Germania superior. In 747 AD, St Boniface made the city the seat of the Catholic archbishop. In 1254, Mainz joined with Worms to form the Rhenish League of Cities. Today, it's the capital of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Mainz is still a busy port on the Rhine, with a steady flow of barge traffic. There are also river cruises out of Mainz,... more travel advice
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