Row your boat along the beautiful Mainz River
At the confluence of the Rhine and Main rivers, Mainz is a delightful mixture of old and new, with an attractive restored centre and a jovial populace - it's second only to Cologne in the carnival stakes. Ecclesiastical power aside, prestige came through Johannes Gutenberg, who revolutionized the art of printing here. Rearing high above the centre of Mainz is the Dom, crowded in by eighteenth-century houses. Choirs at both ends of the building indicate its status as a majestic cathedral, with one area for the royal leader and one for the clergy.
Mainz is famous for its Carnival, the Mainz Fassenacht, which has developed since the early 19th century, and is celebrated in a fountain near the centre of the city. Carnival in Mainz has its roots in the criticism of social and political injustices under the shelter of cap and bells; today, the uniforms of many traditional Carnival clubs still imitate and caricature the uniforms of the French and Prussian troops of the past.
After the last ice age, sand dunes were deposited in the Rhine valley at what was to become the western edge of the city. The Mainz Sand Dunes area is now a nature reserve with a unique landscape and rare steppe vegetation for this area.
Mainz will not fail to entice you with its beautiful architecture, its relaxing air and its welcoming community. There are some superb hotels situated in Mainz that can live up to any world standards. Mainz will provide you with a opportunity to relax in its breathtaking natural surroundings, but at the same time entertain you with its vibrant nightlife, carnivals and street markets.
Book your flight to Mainz today and come see for yourself what all the fuss is about.