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

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Here you can find interesting sights in Mainz, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 44 sights are available in Mainz, Germany.

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1. Jupitersäule

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Jupiter Pillar is a civilian monument built in Mogontiacum in the second half of the 1st century AD in memory of Jupiter, the Roman god. It is the oldest, largest and most complex column of Jupiter found so far in German-speaking countries. Mainz's Great Jupiter Column is a model of other Jupiter columns, mainly built in the second and third centuries, located in the Roman provinces of Lower Germania and Upper Germania respectively. It was destroyed in the late Roman Empire and rediscovered in 1904/05. Today, the reconstructed remains can be seen in the Stone Hall of Mainz National Museum. Replicas of Mainz's Jupiter column are not only in Mainz itself, but also in Salburg Castle, Saint-Germain-en-Leyer and Rome.

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2. Heiligkreuzkirche

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Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche is a Catholic church in Upper Mainz, Germany. This modern-design circular church building was planned by urban architecture consultant Richard Joerg with the participation of architect Bernhard Schmitz. After two years of construction, it was completed in 1954. The Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche is a classic example of modern church architecture in the 1950s and the first central building in 20th century Germany. The history of the Catholic Church can be traced back to the early 20th century, when the Catholic Church insisted on the idea of establishing a central church.

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3. Heunensäule

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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.

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4. Altmünsterkirche

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Altmünsterkirche is a Protestant church located in the Old City of Mainz, and its origin can be traced back to the 8th century. The church was first offered to a Protestant community in 1802 by the French governor, Jean-Bond Saint-Andrei. After being destroyed in World War II, the church was rebuilt in the late 1950s and re-enshrined in 1960. Today, Altmünsterkirche is the third Protestant city church in Mainz, after Christuskirche and Johanniskirche. It was used by the Mainz congregation of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

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5. 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 elementary uprising in the former GDR of June 17, 1953 with the inscription "Germany is indivisible" handed over to its destination. The majority of it contains the names of the then German cities east of Oder and Neisse and from cities in the then German Democratic Republic.

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6. Bischöfliches Dom- und Diözesanmuseum Mainz

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Founded in 1925, the Episcopal Cathedral and Diocesan Museum in Mainz 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 rooms – 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 furnished in the former St. Nicholas Chapel from the late Gothic period.

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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.

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8. Sankt Stephan

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The Catholic local church of St. Stephan in Mainz-Gonsenheim was mentioned for the first time in 1401. In several new and conversions, most recently in 1906, the church received its current impressive shape in a neo-Gothic style with over 62 meters length of the nave and the two 60 meter high church towers. Since it was the largest country church in Rheinhessen, St. Stephan was soon referred to as the "Rheinhessendom".

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9. Grüne Brücke

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Grüne Brücke is a small artistic and natural landscape in Mainz-Neustadt that has existed since 1981 and was designed in 1977 by Dieter Magnus, an environmental artist who then lived in Neustadt. The planning civil engineer is Horst Waldman. GrüneBrücke has become a model of natural design of public space and is highly respected nationwide. In 2012, Dieter Magnus received the Federal Cross of Merit for this work.

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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 as part of the Roman funerary art.

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11. Hessendenkmal

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Hessendenkmal Ingo Schlösser, Mainz-Finthen / CC-by-sa 2.0/de

Hesse Monument is a monument in Mainz-Fenson, Germany. Grand Duke Ludwig III. In 1858, it was awarded 65th place by Hessen-Darmstadt. It is in memory of his ancestor Ludwig I, Former Landgrave Ludwig X, Built where Landgrave's tent was during the siege, But also in memory of his ancestor Ludwig I, Former Landgrave Ludwig X, former Landgrave Ludwig X. It is the only monument in Mainz commemorating the siege.

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12. Naturhistorisches Museum

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The Natural History Museum State Collection for 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 the organic and geosciences in Rhineland-Palatinate and its partner country Rwanda. The director has been Bernd Herkner since August 1, 2019, in the successor to Michael Schmitz.

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13. Osteiner Hof

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The Osteiner Hof is one of several Baroque-era palatial mansions along Schillerplatz square in the German city of Mainz. The mansion, along the southern edge of the square, was built in 1747-1752 by architect-soldier Johann Valentin Thomann for Franz Wolfgang Damian von Ostein, brother of Johann Friedrich Karl von Ostein, who was prince-bishop of Mainz at that time.

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14. Christuskirche

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Christuskirche Trolinus at German Wikipedia / Public domain

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.

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15. Johanniskirche

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St. John's Church is located beneath Mainz Cathedral in the historical center of Mainz, Germany. This 1100-year-old church was the first episcopal see of the Bishop of Mainz. It is the oldest church in Mainz, the oldest cathedral in the Germany of today and the only preserved cathedral building from late Carolingian and early Ottonian time in Germany.

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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.

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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.

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18. Neue Golden-Ross-Kaserne

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Neue Golden-Ross-Kaserne (New Kinross Barracks) was a barracks in Mainz, Germany, in what is today the Hartenberg-Münchfeld district. It is one of several new buildings in the 21st Barracks. It was built at Monbach Gate on the high wall of Rhine. With the end of the First World War, so did the military use of the "New Kinross Barracks".

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19. Sterne der Satire – Walk of Fame des Kabaretts

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The Walk of Fame of Cabaret is a sidewalk between Proviant-Magazin and Schönborner Hof in Mainz, Germany, which is embedded with more than 40 seven-pointed irregularly shaped stars featuring the names of cabaret celebrities selected by a group of experts and honored by several sponsors for their contributions to the cabaret culture.

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20. 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.

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21. Feldbergplatz

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

Feldbergplatz is a square in Mainz-Neustadt, Germany. It is located due south of the former customs and inland port, on the Rhine River in Mainz. The square is designated as a monument area, and adjacent buildings are designated as cultural monuments. It is named after Mount Grosenfeldberg, the highest mountain in Taunus.

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22. Ranzengardist

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Ranzengardist scan & upload Martin Bahmann / Public domain

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

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23. St. Quintin

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The Catholic church of St. Quintin is the parish church of the oldest proven parish in the city of Mainz. Today, St. Quintin together with the cathedral community of St. Martin forms the parish of St. Martin's Cathedral and St. Quintin. Thus the cathedral priest is therefore always the priest of St. Quintin as well.

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24. Ausgrabungsstätte Römisches Theater

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The Roman Theatre in Mainz, Rhineland Palatinate was excavated in the late 1990s. It is located immediately next to the Mainz Römisches Theater station and was once the largest Roman theatre north of the Alps, with a diameter of 116 metres, a stage-width of 42 metres, and a capacity of roughly ten thousand people.

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25. St. Emmeran

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The Catholic parish church of Sankt Emmeran in Mainz was founded in the 8th century. The Gothic church building dates from the 13th century. During the Second World War, the church was strongly destroyed and changed significantly in the 1960s and 1970s. Today St. Emmeran houses the Italian parish of Mainz.

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26. 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.

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27. 117er Ehrenhof

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117er Ehrenhof Symposiarch / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The 3rd Grand Ducal-Hessian Infantry Feature Regiment No. 117 "Grand Duchess" was an Infantry Association of the Army of the Grand Duchy of Hesse and was taken under Prussian command after the Military Convention in 1867. It belonged to the Mainz garrison and was mainly stationed there until 1918.

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28. St. Achatius

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St. of Zahlbachtal. Achatius Church, built in the Napoleonic era, is the only church in Mainz. It is dedicated to St. Achatius of Armenia. Along with the parishes of St. Bernhard, St. George and St. Stephen (Mainz-Maryonburn), it is one of four places of worship for the Zaybachtal Parish Group.

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29. 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.

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30. Reduit

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Reduit Markus Schweiss / CC-BY-SA-3.0

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.

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31. 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.

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32. 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 Kurmainz Baurat and Court Saddenter Johann Peter Jäger. It is dedicated to the martyr and Bishop of Antioch, Ignatius of Antioch, who died in 107 AD.

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33. 14-Nothelfer-Kapelle

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

Mainz-Gonsenheim XIV Auxiliary Chapel is a chapel located on the edge of Renneberg Forest between Gonsenheim District and Budenheim in Mainz-Bingen District, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is dedicated to fourteen sacred helpers. Neo-Gothic architecture was completed in 1895.

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34. St. Christoph

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The church of St. Christoph in Mainz, known in German as St. Christoph zu Mainz, is an example of early gothic architecture. St. Christoph was originally built between 1240 and 1330. The church is known as the Parish Church and Baptistry of Johannes Gutenberg.

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35. Gautor

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

The Gautor of Mainz is part of a fortification built around the city in the 1650s. The gate, one of the most important entrances to Mainz, was not demolished until 1896. In 1998, the exterior appearance of the building was reconstructed near the original site.

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36. Willigisplatz

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

Willigisplatz is an important architectural and urban planning square in the Old Town of Mainz. It was named after the former Archbishop of Mainz and St. Willigis. Because of its social and urban history, the square has been designated as a monument area.

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37. Dativius-Victor-Bogen

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The Dativius Victor sheet 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 middle passage of a portico (pillar hall) of a public building in Mogontiacum.

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38. Antoniuskapelle

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The Antoniterkapelle and Antoniterhaus of Mainz were built in the 14th century. This land on the edge of Mainz in the early Middle Ages has been fallow for a long time after Isis worship in Isis and Matmagna Sanctuary at the end of the 3rd century.

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39. 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.

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40. 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.

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41. St. Rabanus Maurus

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St. Rabanus Maorus is a Catholic church in the Hartenberg district of Mainz, Germany, dedicated to Archbishop Rabanus Maorus. Along with St. John's Evangelist Diocese in Münchfeld, it is one of two churches in the Diocese of Don Bosco.

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42. Fastnachtsbrunnen

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Fastnachtsbrunnen Florian Weyl / Public domain

The Fastnachtsbrunnen in Mainz is on Schillerplatz on the corner of Schillerstrasse/Ludwigsstraße. The monument is supposed to symbolize the foolish season. After three years of construction, it was unveiled on January 14, 1967.

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43. Karmeliterkirche

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Karmeliterkirche Rudolf Stricker / Attribution

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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44. Nagelsäule

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The Nail Pillar of Mainz, a post erected during the First World War on Liebfrauenplatz in front of the east side of Mainz Cathedral, was built as a war nail within the framework of German propaganda and fund-raising activities.

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