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Mainz: AbenteuerDate, fun game and walk for couples

1. Mainz: AbenteuerDate, fun game and walk for couples

Explore Mainz through an unusual, but fun adventure. Take part in an interactive smartphone game with your partner that will help you get to know each other a bit better. Unlock clues to your next destination by taking on tasks and answering tricky and funny questions about each other. Begin your game in the city center and allow the app to guide you from there. You will receive funny instructions about how to move through the area and you can design your own route. Challenge yourself and your partner by acting as a team to solve even the trickiest questions and situations. Enjoy a special outdoor date and create long-lasting memories as a couple. Step away from mainstream areas and traditional tours to focus on creating your own adventure. Take advantage of the bonus tasks and riddles to keep playing even after the game is over. We recommend: Play this outdoor adventure only in a team of two persons.

Mainz: Self-Guided Urban Adventure Game

2. Mainz: Self-Guided Urban Adventure Game

Discover the city of Mainz with a fun and interactive game. The tour starts from a central square in the city center and will lead you past important monuments and interesting sights. All throughout the route, clues are waiting for you — puzzles, hints, and riddles. You will need a clever team of 2 to 6 people, a charged smartphone with approximately 100 MB of mobile internet, a pen, and the game map, which you will need to print out or collect beforehand. Once you have everything together you are ready for the adventure and can start to play whenever you like. Complete the game in 2-3 hours, or take breaks for coffee, lunch, or shopping.

Mainz: Upper and Old Town Guided Walking Tour with Wine Stop

3. Mainz: Upper and Old Town Guided Walking Tour with Wine Stop

Learn about Mainz's past and present on a guided walking tour of the Upper and Old Towns. Stop by its most historical sights like the Mainz Theatre, the citadel, and St. Stephen's Church, before enjoying a fresh pretzel and a glass of wine at a local bar. Start at the Roman Theatre to get an overview of the ancient history of Mainz from your guide. From there you'll make your way through history, passing sights like the city's iconic citadel, built in the 17th century. Stop by St. Stephen's Church and learn about the beautiful windows crafted by Chagall in the 1970s. Take a break to sample some local specialties with a delicious pretzel and a glass of wine. Continue on through the Kästrich area, as you learn about its history as the site of one of the city's first hospitals, the historic brewery of Mainzer Aktienbier-Brauerei, and the Kupferberg sparkling wine cellars. In the Kupferberg's terrace and ancient alleyways, you'll hear about the roots of wine- and beer-making in Mainz, before ending the tour back in the center of Old Town at Ballplatz.

Mainz: Self-guided Walk from Old to New Town

4. Mainz: Self-guided Walk from Old to New Town

Everyone knows Mainz as it sings and laughs. But do you also know Magenza? On this two-hour tour from Mainz's Old Town to the New Town, you will immerse yourself in Jewish Mainz and the exciting past of this beautiful old city. Mainz - or Magenza - experienced a heyday in the High Middle Ages and, together with two other cities on the Rhine, Mainz was the cultural and spiritual centre of Judaism in Central Europe. It was also called "Jerusalem on the Rhine". At the stops, there are entertaining tasks to solve and fun questions to answer. Who knows, for example, what the famous nail column on Domplatz is all about? But a cultural journey also needs special moments of enjoyment. That's why there are a number of culinary addresses along the route for delicious breaks along the way. They range from the finest confectionery to the most delicious falafel to the typical Meenzer Fleischwurst. 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. The tour can be started anytime and over and over again, on site or from home, in the browser of a smartphone. Have fun in lively Mainz!

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: Thematic Gin Tasting with Tapas

6. Mainz: Thematic Gin Tasting with Tapas

Discover the world of gin with a guided tasting in Mainz. Choose the Heimat (homeland) Tour to explore German varieties, or take a World Tour through an assortment of international gins. Snack on tapas dishes as you try eight different types of gin and learn about the origins of each one. Choose your preferred tour and meet at the activity base in Mainz to start the tasting experience. During the Heimat Tour, learn about the role of gin in German tradition through history, and take a journey through the botanical notes found in different German regions. Taste the complexities of dry gin and learn to identify the floral, spicy, and fruity notes which vary through the regions. Alternatively, choose to explore the international landscape of gin distillation on the World Tour, and taste spirits from different continents. Identify the unique notes of gins from Patagonia, exotic flavors from Australia's Gold Coast, and rich flavors from Japan, amongst many more. During both tastings you'll try eight different gins, with breaks to sample some delicious tapas in between.

Mainz: Sightseeing Helicopter Flight

7. Mainz: Sightseeing Helicopter Flight

Experience the Mainz region from a privileged perspective while aboard a helicopter. Take a scenic flight with a professional pilot and marvel at stunning views of ancient buildings and elegant homes. Sense the freedom of flying in a safe environment. Take off from the Mainz-Finthen Airport and enjoy an incredible bird's-eye view of Mainz and the surrounding towns below. Admire the unique landscape of each individual town and snap amazing photos throughout your journey. Learn all you'd like to know about flying, helicopters, and even the local landscape from your professional pilot. Communicate with them at all times through modern headsets with microphones. Take advantage of these to make the most of your sightseeing adventure.

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wir fanden das spiel genial! es waren viele unterschiedliche aufgaben. das spiel könnte vielleicht ein bisschen kürzer sein aber dafür kann man jederzeit eine pause anlegen.

Wir spielen regelmäßig Escape Games. Uns hat die Story gut gefallen und die Umsetzung fanden wir super.

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