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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 with your smartphone. 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: Private Walking Tour With Professional Guide

2. 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.

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