The city

The beautiful city of Mainz was founded by the Romans and is located on the Rhine river. As you walk through the old parts of the town you’ll encounter many timbered houses. Right at the centre of the town is the Mainzer Dom which is over 1000 years old. The University was named after Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of the printing press, who lived in Mainz.
Mainz is one of the centres of the German wine economy and the whole Rhine-Main area is known for its wine production. This love for wine is expressed through many wine festivities (Weinfeste) throughout the whole year.
An important part of the culture in Mainz is its Carnival. When you’re in Mainz it’s very important to refer to it by Fasnacht, the words Karneval or Fasching are used in different areas of Germany. Incorrect usage will most likely upset the longterm Mainzer population. Fasnacht is called the fifth season of the year. It starts at 11.11. at 11:11 and closes in February with a colourful celebration that lasts almost a whole week.
We hope you’ll like Mainz as much as we do and wish you a wonderful stay.

Welcome to Mainz!