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Mainz: Romantic Old Town Self-guided Discovery Tour

1. Mainz: Romantic Old Town Self-guided Discovery Tour

Experience Mainz culture and lifestyle on this self-guided tour. The historic old town, the district around the cathedral, has a picturesque atmosphere. Besides romantic half-timbered houses, magnificent churches and backyard cosiness, there is a lot to discover on this authentic tour. The tour starts at the Heunensäule on the market square and takes you through the winding alleys of the old town. Your way leads you past Mainz Cathedral, the oldest house in the city, and the Leichhof, a former cathedral cemetery. Discover the Badergasse with its oversized fragments of bath tubs and the Augustinerkirche with its magnificent rococo portal. Be enchanted by the atmosphere of the Kirschgarten, framed by baroque half-timbered houses, and enjoy the backyard romance in the Badergasse. See the wooden tower, the prison of the legendary Schinderhannes, and Mauritzenplatz, the centre of the Kappelhof. The tour ends at the Nagelsäule, a seven-metre-high monument that is the result of a fundraising campaign in 1916. The tour takes you on a 2 km route in a leisurely 90 minutes once around the cathedral, not always on straight paths, but also through the winding alleys that make the quarter so special. And maybe one or two wine taverns are already open? Then let's go inside. Because over a glass of wine, it's easy to strike up a conversation in Mainz. At the tour stops, there are entertaining tasks to solve and fun questions to answer. Who knows, for example, what ... but no, we won't tell you yet! The tour is a great way to get outside and discover new things with family, friends or on your own. It's like being shown Mainz by a good friend. Many anecdotes will enrich your walk through the city. You can start the tour at any time and as often as you like in the browser of a smartphone. On site or even from the comfort of your sofa. Enjoy your time in Mainz! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking.

Mainz: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

2. Mainz: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

Experience a unique outdoor escape game right on your smartphone. Take on the role of a profiler who travels back in time to solve a tricky case. Complex challenges await you in this adventure that will lead you deeper and deeper into the swamp of organized crime. The puzzles are location independent, so you can look forward to tricky and exciting tasks. But after each level, you'll learn interesting facts about the environment around you. While solving the puzzles of this thrilling case, you'll wander past some of most fascinating sights in Mainz. Grab your smartphones and head to the starting point to get started. Whether you work together as a team or split into smaller groups and teams, you can expect an exciting walk with breathtaking sights and relaxing breaks. Solve tricky puzzles, combine clues, discover surprising facts about each location, and enjoy the freedom to walk at your own pace. This game is ideal for escape game enthusiasts and puzzle fans who are looking for a challenging challenge for their group and don't want to miss out on the city's interesting locations.

Guided tour in Mainz on the Rhine in german and english

3. Guided tour in Mainz on the Rhine in german and english

We have a good time on a walking tour of Mainz and get to know the sights. WE will walk for approx. 1,5 hours and learn a Lot about Mainz. WE will visit the churches and holy places in Mainz. You will he able to learn about Mainz and to have a good time wih your quide. I am always looking forward to answer all your questions and to Show you the Highlights of Mainz. WE start at the Roman Theater and continue Walking to the Altstadt and to the Domplatz. Then WE visit the Römerpassage and St. Stefan with the Chagall Windows. At least WE See the Fastnachtsbrunnen and at the Schillerplatz WE end the Tour.

Self-guided city rally / scavenger hunt Mainz in German

4. Self-guided city rally / scavenger hunt Mainz in German

Explore Mainz while playing the city rally "Die Sensation". Solve puzzles at famous sights in the exciting story about Johannes Gutenberg and win the game. As soon as you book the game, we will send you all the necessary information by e-mail. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: - Difficulty level: easy to medium - also suitable for families with children - Duration: 2 to 3 hours - Language: German (English version is offered separately) - Tickets: You only need to buy 1 ticket per group (1-6 people) - Each group will play with 1 device. For groups of more than 6 people you can buy 2 or more tickets. - You can book in advance or also spontaneously. - You can start whenever you want. Visit the starting point the church St. Peter (in the Old Town), open the link from your confirmation email with your smartphone or tablet, log in with your data and start playing right away. You will first be introduced to the story of Johannes Gutenberg: 1449 in Mainz: Johannes Gutenberg has a ground-breaking idea: he wants to build a printing press to print type. An absolute world first! But people do not recognise the benefits of this strange invention. That's why he doesn't have the money for the components. What's more, not all the components have been developed yet! He is in danger of failing disgracefully. Will you, as his assistants, manage to join him in creating the sensation of the millennium? Work in a team (2-6 people per group) to solve the case. You are more than 6 people? Then we recommend splitting up into several small groups, because otherwise experience shows that not everyone is well integrated into the game. You can also test which group is the fastest! Riddle your way from station to station along this story with the help of our city map. Solve the puzzles at the most beautiful sights of Mainz and at important points. It is part of the game to guess the individual stations of the city rally. They are therefore not listed here. You have to look for clues at the stations to solve the puzzles. In this game, the focus is on the story and the puzzles, not on details about the historical history of the sights and the city. Move at your own pace and take a break whenever you want. The duration is about 2 to 3 hours time. The end is in the Old Town of Mainz in front of the Algesheimer Hof.

Mainz: Private Walking Tour With Professional Guide

5. Mainz: Private Walking Tour With Professional Guide

Discover the rich history of Mainz, located at the confluence of the rivers Rhine and Main, on a private walking tour. Dive into the cultural heritage of this Roman-founded city with a long-standing wine-production tradition. Follow your guide through its old streets to gaze at ancient landmarks. Stop at the Gutenberg Museum to see the facade of what was once the Palace of the Holy Roman Emperor. Head over to Gutenbergplatz and admire the great hall of the Mainz State Theatre, as well as the fountain with over 200 figurines and allegories. At Kirschgarten Square, find some medieval houses and many charming taverns from back in the day. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Market Square and gaze at St Martin’s Cathedral, with 6 towers that rise above the square and make up the unique Mainz skyline.

Mainz Highlights, private walking tour

6. Mainz Highlights, private walking tour

Starting at the river Rhine where the city's history began, I take you around St. Martin's cathedral and it's beautiful squares. If you like (and depending on opening hours) we can visit the cathedral and/or the Gutenbergmuseum (additional costs for admission). Next to the main sights and according to your interests I will tell you about the city's history, Jewish Mainz, German wine, local food, carnival, Chagall's windows and special attractions like the market breakfast or our Christmas market. As a local I know this city inside out and can take you off the beaten tracks. The walking distance for the standard tour around the cathedral is less than 1 mile.

Mainz: Guided Hotrod City Starter Tour

7. Mainz: Guided Hotrod City Starter Tour

Get behind the wheel of a hotrod and drive through Mainz on a guided tour. Pass the ancient Mainz Citadel, cross the Theodor-Heuss Bridge, and explore the famous city district. Meet your guide in Hechtsheim and climb aboard a hotrod vehicle. Start your engine and begin your Mainz adventure. Drive straight to the industrial area of Mainz. As you drive, take in spectacular views of the Mainz skyline. Next, drive along the Rhine and pass by Mainz's many museums, including the Gutenberg Museum. Continue to the historic Mainz Citadel, an old fortress, before you drive over the Theodor-Heuss bridge to reach the famous city district. Finally, drive through the Old Town and stop to get a picture of the beautiful Mainz Cathedral before returning to your starting point.

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What people are saying about Mainz Cathedral

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On this historical tour through Mainz you walk in the footsteps of the Romans. If you want to experience Mainz from a different side, you should definitely book this tour. The guide was super friendly and competent and has a great passion for the history of his city.

Great leadership. The guide showed us everything very vividly and clearly. We were totally thrilled, would book this tour with the gentleman again at any time and can recommend it without reservation.

We really enjoyed the tour. It was interesting and entertaining for a family with children. However, in two places we weren't sure where to go next and had to look for it.

A wide range, from the Romans to modern times. In between, there is always well-founded information.

It was very informative and the impressions were excellent.