41 Sights in Mainz, Germany (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Mainz, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 41 sights are available in Mainz, Germany.

Sightseeing Tours in Mainz

1. Jupitersäule

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The Great Mainz Jupiter Column is a civil monument erected in Mogontiacum in the second half of the first century in honor of the Roman god Jupiter. It is the oldest and largest as well as the most elaborate Jupiter column that has been found in German-speaking countries to date. The Great Jupiter Column in Mainz was the model for other Jupiter columns, especially those erected in the second and third centuries in the Roman provinces of Germania inferior (Lower Germania) and Germania superior (Upper Germania). It was destroyed in the late period of the Roman Empire and rediscovered in 1904/05. Today, the reconstructed remains can be seen in the Stone Hall of the State Museum in Mainz. Copies of the Great Jupiter Column in Mainz can be found not only in Mainz itself, but also at the Saalburg fort, in Saint-Germain-en-Laye and in Rome.

Wikipedia: Große Mainzer Jupitersäule (DE)

2. Erthaler Hof

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The Erthaler Hof is a noble estate in Mainz, Germany. It was built as a family residence there by the Mainz bailiff in Lohr am Main, Philipp Christoph von und zu Erthal. He belonged to the Elfershausen line of the von Erthal family, who came from Franconia. As a cavalier architect and court councillor of the Electorate of Mainz, he was also responsible for the design. The execution was in the hands of Johann Michael Schmitt and Franz Anton Hermann. Construction began in 1734 and was completed in 1739. At the end of 1739, the widower Philipp Christoph moved into the Erthaler Hof with his children, before his first wife Eva Maria died in Lohr after their tenth child. It thus joins the group of baroque aristocratic courts such as the Schönborner Hof, the Bassenheimer Hof and the Osteiner Hof around Schillerplatz.

Wikipedia: Erthaler Hof (DE), Website

3. Heunensäule

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The Heunensäulen, also known as Heunesäulen, are round columns made of sandstone, which were originally intended for the reconstruction of the Willigis Cathedral in Mainz, which burned down in 1009. They were probably completed in the 11th century out of anticipatory business acumen in a quarry in the Bullau Mountains near Miltenberg even before the order was placed. However, the client probably opted for other supports, so that the round supports were never needed. It is said that there were once 42 of the columns, in the 18th century 14 were still known, around 1960 still eight.

Wikipedia: Heunensäule (DE)

4. Mahnmal der Deutschen Einheit

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The Memorial of German Unity, also known as the "Divided Germany" memorial and the "Memorial of the German East" after its inauguration and before reunification, was inaugurated on 16 June 1961 on Mainz's Fischtor-Platz on the occasion of the anniversary of the popular uprising in the former GDR on 17 June 1953 with the inscription "Germany is indivisible". It contains the majority of the names of former German cities east of the Oder and Neisse rivers that were then under Polish or Russian administration and of cities in the then German Democratic Republic.

Wikipedia: Mahnmal der Deutschen Einheit (Mainz) (DE)

5. Grüne Brücke

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The Green Bridge is a small art and natural landscape in Mainz-Neustadt that has existed since 1981 and was designed in 1977 by the environmental artist Dieter Magnus, who lived in Neustadt at the time. The planning civil engineer was Horst Waldmann. The Green Bridge has become a model for nature-oriented design in public spaces that has attracted much attention throughout Germany. Among other things, Dieter Magnus received the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2012 for this work.

Wikipedia: Grüne Brücke (Mainz) (DE)

6. Sankt Stephan

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The local Catholic church of St. Stephen in Mainz-Gonsenheim was first mentioned in a document in 1401. During several new buildings and reconstructions, most recently in 1906, the church in neo-Gothic style was given its present imposing form with a length of over 62 meters of the nave and the two almost 60 meter high church towers. Since it was the largest country church in Rhenish Hesse, St. Stephen's was soon referred to as the "Rhenish Hesse Cathedral".

Wikipedia: Sankt Stephan (Mainz-Gonsenheim) (DE), Website

7. Sankt Peter

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Sankt Peter The original uploader was Moguntiner at German Wikipedia. / CC BY-SA 3.0

St. Peter's Church is located beneath Deutschhaus Mainz in the northwest of the historical center of Mainz, Germany. It is the one of the most important rococo buildings in Mainz. Originally it was a collegiate church monastery of ″St. Peter before the walls″, which had existed since the 10th century and is dedicated to the apostle Peter as patron. Today it serves as a parish church for the parish of St. Peter / St. Emmeran.

Wikipedia: St. Peter's Church, Mainz (EN)

8. Bischöfliches Dom- und Diözesanmuseum Mainz

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Mainz Anglican Cathedral and Parish Museum, built in 1925, houses 2,000-year-old works of art that were once furnished by Mainz Cathedral or Parish Church in its historic rooms-Swabian Vault Hall, two-story Late Gothic Cloister and Front Chapter Hall. In addition, there is the cathedral's vault, which is located in the former St Nicholas Chapel in the late Gothic period and can be reached through the chapter hall.

Wikipedia: Dom- und Diözesanmuseum (Mainz) (DE), Website

9. Neue Golden-Ross-Kaserne

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The New Golden-Ross Barracks, named after the Baroque Golden-Ross Barracks in Mainz, was a barracks in today's Hartenberg-Münchfeld district. It was built as one of several new barracks for the 21st Division of the Prussian Army of the German Empire at the Mombach Gate of the Rheingau Wall. With the end of the First World War, the military use of the "New Golden Ross Barracks" also ended.

Wikipedia: Neue Golden-Ross-Kaserne (DE)

10. Drususstein

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The Drususstein is a nearly 20 metres high masonry block of Roman origin on the grounds of the citadel of Mainz, Germany. It was originally cased in marble. Researchers now largely accept that this is the structural remnant of the cenotaph mentioned by writers like Eutropius and Suetonius, erected in 9 BC by Roman troops in honour of the deceased general Drusus, in Mogontiacum.

Wikipedia: Drususstein (EN)

11. Feldbergplatz

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Feldbergplatz Wikimedia-User Jivee Blau / CC BY-SA 3.0

Feldbergplatz is a square in Mainz-Neustadt that is important in terms of urban development and history. It is located directly south of the former customs and inland port and on the banks of the Rhine in Mainz. The square is designated as a monument zone and adjacent buildings as cultural monuments. It was named after the Großer Feldberg, the highest mountain in the Taunus.

Wikipedia: Feldbergplatz (DE)

12. Wildpark Mainz-Gonsenheim

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Wildpark Mainz-Gonsenheim Stefan Frerichs (Stefan) / CC BY-SA 3.0 de

The Mainz-Gonsenheim Wildlife Park is a wildlife park in the Mainz district of Gonsenheim in the immediate vicinity of the Lennebergwald nature reserve. Although the park is only about three hectares in size, it is of great importance to the city as a local recreation area. According to the city of Mainz, it is visited by several hundred thousand people a year.

Wikipedia: Wildpark Mainz-Gonsenheim (DE), Website

13. Naturhistorisches Museum

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The Natural History Museum Landessammlung für Naturkunde Rheinland-Pfalz (nhm) in Mainz is the largest museum of its kind in Rhineland-Palatinate. The exhibitions and collections focus on the biosciences and geosciences in Rhineland-Palatinate and its partner country Rwanda. Since 1 August 2019, Bernd Herkner has been the director, succeeding Michael Schmitz.

Wikipedia: Naturhistorisches Museum (Mainz) (DE)

14. St. Franziskus

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The parish church of St. Francis is a parish church in Mainz-Lerchenberg, Germany. It was built between 1982 and 1984 according to a design by the architects Hans Schilling and Peter Kulka. It was the last new church building in the city deanery of Mainz and was consecrated 17 years after the founding of the district in October 1984 by Bishop Karl Lehmann.

Wikipedia: St. Franziskus (Mainz-Lerchenberg) (DE)

15. Christuskirche

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The Christuskirche is a Protestant church located in Mainz. The Christuskirche was built between 1896 and 1903 designed by Eduard Kreyßig. It was consecrated on 2 July 1903. After demolition during the air raids of World War II the church was reconstructed between 1952 and 1954. The congregation forms part of the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau.

Wikipedia: Christuskirche, Mainz (EN), Website

16. Gutenberg-Museum

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The Gutenberg Museum is one of the oldest museums of printing in the world, located opposite the cathedral in the old part of Mainz, Germany. It is named after Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of printing from movable metal type in Western Europe. The collections include printing equipment and examples of printed materials from many cultures.

Wikipedia: Gutenberg Museum (EN), Website

17. Eisenturm

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The Iron Tower is a mediaeval tower dating to the early 13th century, and modified in the 15th century, which with the Wood Tower and the Alexander Tower is one of three remaining towers from the city walls of Mainz, Germany. Its name derives from the Iron Market (Eisenmarkt), which was held in the immediate vicinity until the 19th century.

Wikipedia: Iron Tower (EN)

18. Kunsthalle Mainz

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The Kunsthalle Mainz is an exhibition center for contemporary art. It is located in the boiler and engine house planned by Eduard Kreyßig in 1887 in the Mainz customs port. The building was rebuilt in 2006 by the Mainzer Stadtwerke. Since its opening on 1 March 2008, the former energy centre of the Zollhafen has served as an art gallery.

Wikipedia: Kunsthalle Mainz (DE), Website

19. Friedenskirche

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The Protestant Church of Peace is located in Pestalozziplatz in the center of Mainz-Monbach. The protected church was built between 1910 and 1911 in a neoclassical Art Nouveau style. The Church of Peace was built in the foundation's series of churches with the help of Gustav-Adolf-Walker; It survived the devastation of the war.

Wikipedia: Friedenskirche (Mainz) (DE)

20. Ranzengardist

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Mainzer Ranzengarde was founded by Johann Maria Kertell in 1837 and is the oldest Fastnacht company in Mainzer Fastnacht. Therefore, she also has the nickname "Mother of Mainz Garden". In 1838, with the help of Ranzengarde, Mainz Carnival Association (MCV) was established, which is the oldest carnival association in Mainz.

Wikipedia: Mainzer Ranzengarde (DE)

21. 14-Nothelfer-Kapelle

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14-Nothelfer-Kapelle Stefan Frerichs (Stefan 22:34, 30. Mär. 2011 (CEST)) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Fourteen Helpers' Chapel of Mainz-Gonsenheim is a chapel on the edge of the Lenneberg Forest between the Mainz district of Gonsenheim and Budenheim in the Mainz-Bingen district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is dedicated to the holy fourteen helpers. The construction in neo-Gothic style was completed in 1895.

Wikipedia: Vierzehn-Nothelfer-Kapelle (Mainz-Gonsenheim) (DE), Url

22. Reduit

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Reduit Markus Schweiss / CC BY-SA 3.0

The building in Mainz-Kastel, now called "the Reduit", originally served as the reduit barracks of the Kastel bridgehead of the Federal Fortress of Mainz. Today, the plant is located in the Wiesbaden district of Mainz-Kastel between the Rhine and the (former) Taunus Railway directly at Mainz-Kastel station.

Wikipedia: Reduit (Mainz-Kastel) (DE)

23. Marktbrunnen

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The Marktbrunnen in Mainz is a renaissance fountain located at the ″Markt″ of Mainz. It was donated by elector Albert of Mainz and crafted in the workshop of the Mainz sculptor Hans Backoffen. The Marktbrunnen represents one of the first architectural formed decorated fountains of the renaissance.

Wikipedia: Marktbrunnen (Mainz) (EN)

24. St. Ignaz

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St. Ignaz Roland Struwe / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Mainz parish church of St. Ignaz in Kapuzinerstraße is a classicist hall church. It was built from 1763 to 1774/75 under the Electorate of Mainz architect and court plasterer Johann Peter Jäger. It is dedicated to the martyr and bishop of Antioch, Ignatius of Antioch, who died in 107 AD.

Wikipedia: St. Ignaz (Mainz) (DE)

25. Holzturm

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The Wood Tower is a mediaeval tower in Mainz, Germany, with the Iron Tower and the Alexander Tower one of three remaining towers from the city walls. Its current Gothic appearance dates to the early 15th century. It is so named because wood used to be piled next to it on the bank of the Rhine.

Wikipedia: Wood Tower (EN)

26. Saint Nicolas Church

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The Church of Saint Nicholas is a Macedonian Orthodox church in the district of Hechtsheim in Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It houses one of ten parishes of the Macedonian Orthodox Church in Germany. The church building is dedicated to St. Nicholas of Myra, venerated in Orthodoxy.

Wikipedia: Kirche Heiliger Nikolaus (Mainz-Hechtsheim) (DE), Website

27. 117er Ehrenhof

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117er Ehrenhof Symposiarch / CC BY-SA 3.0

The 3rd Grand Ducal Hessian Infantry Regiment No. 117 "Grand Duchess" was an infantry unit of the army of the Grand Duchy of Hesse and was placed under Prussian command following the Military Convention in 1867. It belonged to the Mainz garrison and was mainly stationed there until 1918.

Wikipedia: Infanterie-Leib-Regiment „Großherzogin“ (3. Großherzoglich Hessisches) Nr. 117 (DE)

28. Neue Synagoge Mainz

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The New Synagogue of Mainz is in use since 2010 as a community center at the location of the former main synagogue on the Hindenburgstraße of Mainz Neustadt. Due to controversial discussions regarding the street name, the location in the Hindenburgstraße was renamed as Synagogenplatz.

Wikipedia: New Synagogue (Mainz) (EN)

29. Gautor

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Gautor Stefan Frerichs (Stefan 12:13, 10. Jan. 2009 (CET)) / CC BY-SA 3.0 de

The Gautor in Mainz was part of the fortress ring around the city built in the 1650s. The gate was one of the most important entrances to Mainz and was not demolished until 1896. In 1998, the preserved façade of the outer side of the Gautor was re-erected near the original location.

Wikipedia: Gautor (Mainz) (DE)

30. St. Petrus Canisius

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St. Petrus Canisius

St. Petrus Canisius is a Roman Catholic church in Mainz-Gonsenheim, Germany. It is part of the Mainz-North-West pastoral area of the Rheinhessen region in the Diocese of Mainz. As a modern post-war building of the 1950s, the church is now a listed building.

Wikipedia: St. Petrus Canisius (Mainz-Gonsenheim) (DE)

31. St. Rabanus Maurus

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St. Rabanus Maurus is a Catholic church dedicated to the Archbishop of Mainz Rabanus Maurus in the Mainz district of Hartenberg. Together with the parish of St. John the Evangelist in Münchfeld, it is one of two churches in the parish of Don Bosco.

Wikipedia: St. Rabanus Maurus (Mainz) (DE), Url

32. St. Bonifaz

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St. BonifazRudolf Stricker / Attribution

The parish church of St. Boniface in Mainz's Neustadt at the foot of the Boniface Towers named after it is the center of the Roman Catholic parish of St. Boniface in the pastoral area of Mainz-City in the Rheinhessen region of the Diocese of Mainz.

Wikipedia: St. Bonifaz (Mainz) (DE)

33. Dativius-Victor-Bogen

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The Dativius Victor Arch in Mainz is one of the most important rebuilt Roman monuments in Germany. The building dates from the middle of the 3rd century and was once the central passage of a portico (portico) of a public building in Mogontiacum.

Wikipedia: Dativius-Victor-Bogen (DE)

34. Gotthardkapelle

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Mainz Cathedral or St. Martin's Cathedral is located near the historical center and pedestrianized market square of the city of Mainz, Germany. This 1000-year-old Roman Catholic cathedral is the site of the episcopal see of the Bishop of Mainz.

Wikipedia: Mainz Cathedral (EN)

35. Augustinerkirche

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The church of St. Augustin known in German as Augustinerkirche, was the minster of the Augustine friars in the city centre of Mainz. Today it is the seminary church of the Catholic theological seminary of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mainz.

Wikipedia: Augustinerkirche, Mainz (EN)

36. Fastnachtsbrunnen

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The carnival fountain in Mainz is located on Schillerplatz at the corner of Schillerstraße and Ludwigsstraße. The monument is supposed to symbolize the foolish season. After three years of construction, it was unveiled on January 14, 1967.

Wikipedia: Fastnachtsbrunnen (Mainz) (DE)

37. Bahnhofplatz

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Bahnhofplatz Wikimedia-User Jivee Blau / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Bahnhofplatz of Mainz Central Station is an important square in Mainz-Neustadt in terms of urban development and history. The square is designated as a monument zone and containing and adjacent buildings as cultural monuments.

Wikipedia: Bahnhofplatz (Mainz) (DE)

38. Nagelsäule

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The Nail Column in Mainz is a column erected during the First World War on Liebfrauenplatz in front of the east side of Mainz Cathedral, which was created as a war nail as part of a German propaganda and fundraising campaign.

Wikipedia: Nagelsäule (Mainz) (DE)

39. Karmeliterkirche

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KarmeliterkircheRudolf Stricker / Attribution

The Carmelite Church in Mainz is a listed Roman Catholic church. Since 1924 it has been used by the Carmelite mendicant order. The three-nave Gothic basilica with roof turret is located in the old town at Karmeliterplatz 5.

Wikipedia: Karmeliterkirche (Mainz) (DE)

40. Kapuzinerkirche

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Maria Mater Dolorosa Chapel is a small church in Mainz, Germany. The former Cathedral of Kapuchin is now the Mother's Home Church of Sch ö nst ä tter Marienschnessen in Bruder-Konrad-Stift in Weintorstraße.

Wikipedia: Maria Mater Dolorosa (Mainz) (DE)

41. Görzsiedlung

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Görzsiedlung Stefan Frerichs (Stefan 11:57, 14. Mär. 2009 (CET)) / CC BY-SA 3.0 de

The Görzsiedlung is a housing estate built between 1903 and 1937 in Mainz, which goes back to a foundation of the merchant Adolf Görz (1857-1900). The entire complex has been a listed building since 1985.

Wikipedia: Görzsiedlung (DE)


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