Meeting Point: Carnival Fountain – Fastnachtsbrunnen at Schillerplatz. Look for the guide with a yellow umbrella.
Season break in Walkative! Tours. No tours are available in Mainz at this time. We will let you know when we will be back! Stay safe and healthy!
Mainz, the birthplace of Johannes Gutenberg, a historic Roman city and at the same time a young university city, the Great Wine Capital together with the Rheinhessen region, the city of the cathedral, the hotspot for the famous carnival. Mainz is diverse.
From the Roman Moguntiacum, through the rule of the Franks and the Christians, to the Free City and later Republic of Mainz to culminate in modern times with the Rhenish Hesse and its industrial expansion of the 20th century. Our tour is a 2-hour walk exploring places you must visit to get an overview, but also tips on where to go out and several and secret sites, some still unknown to the locals!
On this tour, we will discover the old town with the hidden Fischergasse and its fascinating past, we will hear about the exciting effects of the river Rhine on urban development and we will visit the oldest public hospital in Europe and the mythical city fortress. We will also remember the history related to the darkest moment of the city, the nation and Europe: the Third Reich and the importance of Mainz in it; and the consequences of the war.
Discover this special town on the Rhine with Walkative!
On the tour we will see and discuss:
– Carnival fountain
– City Theatre
– Mainz Cathedral
– Mainz Town Hall
– Iron Tower
– Church of San Cristóbal
– Electoral Palace and Parliament of Rhineland Palatinate
– St. Peter’s Church
Starting point: carnival fountain