42 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 42 sights are available in Mainz, Germany.

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1. Erthaler Hof

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The Erthaler Hof is an aristocratic court in Mainz, Germany. It was built as a family residence 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

2. 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, largest and most elaborate Jupiter column that has been found in the German-speaking world so far. 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 State Museum in Mainz. Copies of the Great Mainz Jupiter Column can be found not only in Mainz itself, but also at the fort of Saalburg, in Saint-Germain-en-Laye and in Rome.

Wikipedia: Große Mainzer Jupitersäule (DE)

3. Heunensäule

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The Heunensäulen, also known as Heune Columns, 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 in a quarry in the Bullau Mountains near Miltenberg out of anticipatory business acumen, even before the order was placed. However, the client probably opted for other supports, so that the round columns were never needed. It is said that there were once 42 of the columns, in the 18th century 14 were still known, around 1960 only eight were known.

Wikipedia: Heunensäule (DE)

4. Mahnmal der Deutschen Einheit

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The memorial of German unity, also a memorial "shared Germany", as well as after the inauguration and before the reunification "memorial of the German East", was on June 16, 1961 on the Mainz Fischtor-Platz on the occasion of the anniversary of the popular uprising in the former GDR of June 17, 1953 with the inscription "Germany is indivisible" handed over to its destination. The majority contains the names of the former German cities east of Oder and Neisse and from cities in the then German Democratic Republic.

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

5. Bischöfliches Dom- und Diözesanmuseum Mainz

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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 can be reached through the chapter houses and is located in the former chapel of St. Nicholas from the late Gothic period.

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

6. Sankt Stephan

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

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

7. Grüne Brücke

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The Green Bridge has been a small art and natural landscape in Mainz-Neustadt, which had 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 much -observed model for natural design in public space. Among other things, Dieter Magnus received the Federal Cross of Merit for this work in 2012.

Wikipedia: Grüne Brücke (Mainz) (DE)

8. 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 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)

9. Jüdischer Friedhof

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The Jewish Cemetery Mainz is located in the Oberstadt district of Mainz, the capital of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The Jewish cemetery borders to the south of the general municipal cemetery, the main cemetery, on Zahlbacher Straße/Xaveriusweg. The 207.21-acre Jewish cemetery and the mourning hall are now designated as cultural monuments and are grouped together in the "Jewish Cemetery" monument zone.

Wikipedia: Jüdischer Friedhof (Mainz) (DE)

10. 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 what is now the 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)

11. 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 such as Eutropius and Suetonius, erected in 9 BC by Roman troops in honour of the deceased general Drusus, in Mogontiacum.

Wikipedia: Drususstein (EN)

12. Naturhistorisches Museum

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The Natural History Museum State Collection of Natural History Rhineland-Palatinate (nhm) in Mainz is the largest museum of its kind in Rhineland-Palatinate. The focus of the exhibitions and collections is 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)

13. 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 bombing of Mainz in 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

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 to be built in the city deaneries of Mainz and was consecrated by Bishop Karl Lehmann in October 1984, 17 years after the district was founded.

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

15. Friedenskirche

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The Evangelical Church of Peace is located on Pestalozziplatz in the heart of Mainz-Mombach. The church, which is a listed building, was built between 1910 and 1911 in the neoclassical Art Nouveau style. The Church of Peace was built with the help of the Gustav Adolf Society in a series of churches of this foundation; it has survived the destruction of war.

Wikipedia: Friedenskirche (Mainz) (DE)

16. 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 Gonsenheim district of Mainz in the immediate vicinity of the Lennebergwald nature reserve. The park is only a good three hectares, but 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.

Wikipedia: Wildpark Mainz-Gonsenheim (DE)

17. 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

18. 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)

19. Kunsthalle Mainz

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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.

Wikipedia: Kunsthalle Mainz (DE), Website

20. Ranzengardist

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The Mainz Ranzengarde was founded in 1837 by Johann Maria Kertell and is the oldest carnival corporation within the Mainz Carnival. This is why it is also known as the "Mother of all Mainz Guards". In 1838, with the help of the Ranzengarde, the Mainz Carnival Association (MCV) was founded, which is the oldest carnival club in Mainz.

Wikipedia: Mainzer Ranzengarde (DE)

21. Saint Nicolas Church

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

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

22. 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 Helper 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 neo-Gothic construction was completed in 1895.

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

23. Reduit

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Reduit Markus Schweiss / CC BY-SA 3.0

The building in Mainz-Kastel, now known as "the Reduit", originally served as the reduit barracks of the Kastel bridgehead of the Mainz Federal Fortress. 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)

24. 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)

25. 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 between 1763 and 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.

Wikipedia: St. Ignaz (Mainz) (DE)

26. 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)

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 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)

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 fortified 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.

Wikipedia: Gautor (Mainz) (DE)

30. St. Rabanus Maurus

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

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

31. 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 pastoral area Mainz-North-West 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)

32. St. Bonifaz

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St. BonifazRudolf Stricker / Attribution

The parish church of St. Boniface in Mainz's Neustadt district at the foot of the Boniface Towers named after it is the center of the Roman Catholic parish of St. Bonifaz 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 Arch of Dativius Victor in Mainz is one of the most important rebuilt Roman monuments in Germany. The structure dates back to 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. Karmeliterkirche

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KarmeliterkircheRudolf Stricker / Attribution

The Carmelite Church in Mainz is a listed Roman Catholic church. It has been used by the Carmeliter-Bettelor order since 1924. The three -aisled Gothic basilica with a roof rider is located in the old town at Karmeliterplatz 5.

Wikipedia: Karmeliterkirche (Mainz) (DE)

38. Bahnhofplatz

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

The train station of the Mainz Central Station is an urban planning and historically significant place in Mainz-Neustadt. The square is designated as a monument zone and included and adjacent buildings as a cultural monument.

Wikipedia: Bahnhofplatz (Mainz) (DE)

39. 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 part of a German propaganda and fundraising campaign as a war nail.

Wikipedia: Nagelsäule (Mainz) (DE)

40. 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 in Mainz built between 1903 and 1937, which dates back to a foundation of the merchant Adolf Görz (1857–1900). The entire complex has been a listed building since 1985.

Wikipedia: Görzsiedlung (DE)

41. Peter-Cornelius-Platz

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Peter-Cornelius-Platz Wikimedia-User Jivee Blau / CC BY-SA 3.0

Peter-Cornelius-Platz is a square and street in Mainz-Neustadt, Germany. Both the square is designated as a monument zone and the surrounding and adjacent buildings are designated as cultural monuments.

Wikipedia: Peter-Cornelius-Platz (DE)

42. Kapuzinerkirche

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The Maria Mater Dolorosa Chapel is a chapel in Mainz, Germany. The former Capuchin Church is now the Motherhouse Church of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary in the Bruder-Konrad-Stift in Weintorstraße.

Wikipedia: Maria Mater Dolorosa (Mainz) (DE)


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