39 Sights in Mainz, Germany (with Map and Images)
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The Great Mainz Jupiter Column is a civil monument erected in the second half of the first century in Mogontiacum 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 so far in the German-speaking world. The Great Mainz Jupiter Column was the model for other Jupiter columns erected in the Roman provinces of Germania inferior (Lower Germania) and Germania superior (Upper Germania), especially in the second and third centuries. 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 Landesmuseum in Mainz. Copies of the Great Mainz Jupiter Column can be found not only in Mainz itself, but also at the fort Saalburg, in Saint-Germain-en-Laye and in Rome.
2. Erthaler Hof
The Erthaler Hof is a noble court 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 Elfershäuser line of the von Erthal family from Franconia. As a cavalier architect and Electoral Mainz court councillor, 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 after their tenth child in Lohr. It thus joins the group of baroque aristocratic estates such as the Schönborner Hof, the Bassenheimer Hof and the Osteiner Hof around Schillerplatz.
3. Mahnmal der Deutschen Einheit
The Memorial of German Unity, also called the "Divided Germany" memorial and the "Memorial of the German East" after its inauguration and before reunification, was inaugurated on 16 June 1961 on Fischtor-Platz in Mainz 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, which were then under Polish or Russian administration, and of cities in the former German Democratic Republic.
The hay columns, including hay columns, are round supports made of sandstone, which were originally intended for the reconstruction of the 1009 burned -down Willigisdomes in Mainz. They were probably completed in the 11th century from predictive business in a quarry by the Bullauer mountains near Miltenberg before the order was placed. However, the client probably chose other supports, so that the round supports were never needed. There is said to have been 42 of the pillars, in the 18th century 14, eight were still known around 1960.
5. Bischöfliches Dom- und Diözesanmuseum Mainz
The Episcopal Cathedral and Diocesan Museum in Mainz, founded in 1925, houses works of art from two millennia in its historic rooms – the Hohenstaufen vaulted halls, the two-storey late Gothic cloister and the former chapter houses – which once belonged to the furnishings of Mainz Cathedral or the churches of the diocese. In addition, there is the treasury of the cathedral, which, accessible through the chapter houses, is set up in the former St. Nicholas Chapel from the late Gothic period.
6. Grüne Brücke
The Green Bridge is a small art and natural landscape in Mainz-Neustadt, which has existed since 1981, which was designed in 1977 by the environmental artist Dieter Magnus, who lived in the Neustadt at the time. The planning civil engineer was Horst Waldmann. The Green Bridge has become a model for near-natural design in public spaces that has attracted much attention throughout Germany. Among other things, Dieter Magnus received the Federal Cross of Merit on Ribbon for this work in 2012.
7. Sankt Stephan
The Catholic local church of St. Stephan in Mainz-Gonsenheim had its first documentary mention in 1401. During several new buildings and renovations, most recently in 1906, the church in neo-Gothic style received 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 thus the largest country church in Rhenish Hesse, St. Stephan was soon referred to as "Rheinhessendom".
8. Neuer Brunnen
The New Fountain in the Bleichenviertel of Mainz is a building from the late Baroque. It was built between 1724 and 1726 by Johannes Weydt. The most striking feature of the fountain is the approximately 12-meter-high obelisk in the middle, which is covered with bas-reliefs on various themes. At its base there are a total of four sculptures, each representing two river gods and two lions. The oval basin and obelisk are made of red sandstone.
9. Sankt Peter
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.
10. Neue Golden-Ross-Kaserne
The Neue Golden-Ross-Kaserne, named after the baroque Golden-Ross-Kaserne in Mainz, was a barracks in today's district of Hartenberg-Münchfeld. It was built as one of several new barracks for the 21st Division of the Prussian Army of the German Empire at the Mombacher Tor of the Rheingauwall. With the end of the First World War, the military use of the "New Golden Ross Barracks" ended.
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.
12. Wildpark Mainz-Gonsenheim
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 for the city as a local recreation area. According to the city of Mainz, it is visited by several hundred thousand people a year.
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.
14. Naturhistorisches Museum
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 bio- and geosciences in Rhineland-Palatinate and its partner country Rwanda. Bernd Herkner has been the director since 1 August 2019, succeeding Michael Schmitz.
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.
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.
17. St. Franziskus
The parish church of St. Francis is a parish church in Mainz-Lerchenberg. It was built from 1982 to 1984 according to a design by the architect Hans Schilling and Peter Kulka. It was the last new church building in the city deans of Mainz and was consecrated by Bishop Karl Lehmann 17 years after the district was founded in October 1984.
The Mainzer Ranzengarde was founded in 1837 by Johann Maria Kertell and is the oldest carnival corporation within the Mainzer Fastnacht. It therefore also bears the nickname "Mother of all Mainz Guards". In 1838, with the help of the Ranzengarde, the Mainzer Carneval-Verein (MCV) was founded, which is the oldest carnival club in Mainz.
19. Kunsthalle Mainz
The Kunsthalle Mainz is an exhibition center for contemporary art. It is located in 1887 by Eduard Kreyßig planned boiler and machine house in the Mainz Zollhafen. The building was rebuilt by the Mainz municipal utilities in 2006. The former energy center of the duty has been served as a art hall since the opening on March 1, 2008.
The Evangelical Church of Peace is located on Pestalozziplatz in the heart of Mainz-Mombach. The listed church was built from 1910 to 1911 in neoclassical Art Nouveau style. The Friedenskirche was built with the help of the Gustav-Adolf-Werk in a series of churches of this foundation; it has survived the destruction of the war.
Feldbergplatz is an important square in Mainz-Neustadt. It is located due south of the former customs and inland port, on the Rhine River in Mainz. The square is classified as a historic area, and the adjacent buildings are classified as cultural relics. It is named after Mount Grosenfeldberg, the highest mountain in Taunus.
The Vierzehn-Nothelfer-Kapelle von Mainz-Gonsenheim is a chapel on the edge of the Lennebergwald between the Mainz district of Gonsenheim and Budenheim in the Mainz-Bingen district in Rhineland-Palatinate. 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
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.
24. Saint Nicolas Church
The church of Holy Nikolaus is a Macedonian Orthodox church in the Hechtsheim district of the Rhineland-Palatinate capital Mainz. It houses one of ten communities in the Macedonian Orthodox Church in Germany. The church building is consecrated to the Saint Nicholas of Myra worshiped in orthodoxy.
Wikipedia: Kirche Heiliger Nikolaus (Mainz-Hechtsheim) (DE), Website
25. St. Ignaz
The Mainz parish church of St. Ignaz in the Kapuzinerstraße is a classicist hall church. It was built from 1763 to 1774/75 under the Electoral 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.
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.
27. 117er Ehrenhof
The 3rd Grand Duchy of Hesse Infantry Life Regiment No. 117 "Großherzogin" was an infantry unit of the army of the Grand Duchy of Hesse and was placed under Prussian command following the military convention of 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)
The building in Mainz-Kastel, which is now called "Die Reduit", originally served as a reduit barrack of the Kastel of the Mainz Festival. The work is now located in the Mainz-Kastel district of Wiesbaden between the Rhine and the (former) Taunus railway directly at Mainz-Kastel station.
29. Neue Synagoge Mainz
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.
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 only demolished in 1896. In 1998, the preserved façade of the outer side of the Gautor was re-erected near the original location.
31. St. Rabanus Maurus
St. Rabanus Maurus is a Catholic Church in the Mainz district of Hartenberg, which is consecrated by the Archbishop Rabanus Maurus. Together with the parish of St. Johannes Evangelist in Münchfeld, she is one of two places of worship in the parish of Don Bosco.
32. St. Petrus Canisius
St. Petrus Canisius is a Roman Catholic church in Mainz-Gonsenheim, Germany. It is part of the pastoral area Mainz-North-West of the region Rheinhessen in the Diocese of Mainz. As a modern post-war building of the 1950s, the church is now a listed building.
33. St. Bonifaz
The parish church of St. Bonifaz in Mainz's Neustadt district at the foot of the Bonifazius towers named after it is the centre of the Roman Catholic parish of St. Bonifaz in the Mainz-City pastoral area of the Rheinhessen region of the Diocese of Mainz.
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.
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.
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.
The Fastnachtsbrunnen in Mainz is located on Schillerplatz at the corner of Schillerstraße and Ludwigsstraße. The monument is meant to symbolize the foolish season. After three years of construction, it was unveiled on January 14, 1967.
The Nagelsäule in Mainz is a column erected during the First World War on the Liebfrauenplatz in front of the east side of Mainz Cathedral, which was created as part of a German propaganda and fundraising campaign as a war nail.
The Carmelite Church in Mainz is a listed Roman Catholic church. It has been used by the Karmeliter-Bettelor order since 1924. The three -aisled Gothic basilica with a roof rider is located in the old town at Karmeliterplatz 5.
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