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Mainz: Private Walking Tour With Professional Guide

1. 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.

From Frankfurt: Johannisburg Castle Private Guided Tour

2. From Frankfurt: Johannisburg Castle Private Guided Tour

Go on a private tour of Johannisburg Castle, which overlooks the Main River in Aschaffenburg. Follow your guide through the four-winged complex and learn all about the history of one of the most important Renaissance buildings in Germany. Relax knowing hotel pickup and drop-off is included. Begin your tour by getting picked up from your accommodation in Frankfurt and enjoy a comfortable ride to Johannisburg Castle. Once you arrive, take a look at this early 17th century castle from the outside and listen as your guide explains all about the architecture of the building. Enter the castle and visit a branch of the National Gallery. See paintings by Lucas the Elder, as well as the world’s largest collection of architectural models made from cork. Pieces include the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the imperial triumphal arches, the Porta Maggiore and the Pyramid of Cestius. Marvel at the castle chapel with its Renaissance altarpiece, pulpit and portal sculptures by Hans Juncker. Watch the sculptures be brought to life with a light-sound installation. See the Staircase Hall, Tower room, and Ridinger Hall. Once you have finished the tour, get driven back to Frankfurt.

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