Explore & enjoy

A trip to Mainz is always a good idea. It is the very special attitude to life that makes our city so appealing. When you visit us here, you will suddenly see many things differently and certainly discover a lot of new things. Because Mainz offers a big city without the hustle. Sociability without the bustle. Shopping without the stress. A city surrounded by vineyards and lots of nature. With a romantic old town and very special people. This exciting mix creates the unique “mainzvibes” that you should definitely get to know!

Discover Culture

Cathedral & Old Town

Take part in a city walk and stroll through the romantic alleyways of the old town. Let yourself be guided through the imposing Mainz Cathedral and learn all about the invention of printing at the Gutenberg Museum.

Theater & Cabaret

Mainz is culture. From the Staatstheater to the Unterhaus. From operetta to multimedia performance. From stage classics to cabaret. Mainz offers the perfect entertainment for everyone. 


Discover Mainz and the local museums. From art and history to the lively carnival tradition - immerse yourself in the diverse world of culture and knowledge transfer.

Learn about History

Johannes Gutenberg

Johannes Gutenberg, pioneer and the city's most famous son, revolutionized the world with his groundbreaking invention of letterpress printing. Discover the legacy of this genius and his epochal innovation.

Roman Mainz

Explore ancient Mogontiacum, once an important Roman center. Experience the fascinating history of the city and discover the traces of Roman Mainz.

SchUM / Jewish Mainz

Experience the rich Jewish history of Mainz, a city in which Jewish culture and traditions are deeply rooted. Here you can get to know the vibrant world of Jewish Mainz of yesterday and today.

Discover Nature


St. Martin's Cathedral in Mainz is the start of a special hiking trail with impressive views. On six easy stages, you hike through many idyllic wine villages on the beautiful route to your destination of Worms, 75 km away.


Hiwwel means hills - and the nine "Hiwwelt tours" take you over them. Perfectly signposted circular hikes that are easily accessible from Mainz. 

Rhine Cycle Route

At over 1,200 km, the Rhine Cycle Route is one of the longest cycle routes in Europe. Probably the most popular stage leads from Mainz to Cologne. Without any inclines and of course with great views of the Rhine and nature.

Wine & Enjoyment

Wine bar experience

Perhaps it is the wine that brings people closer together in the wine taverns. Or maybe it's the friendly character of the people of Mainz. In any case, you will quickly find sociable conversation partners here.

Wine Tastings

You can find your new favorite wine at one of our wineries or at one of the many tastings in the city. Delicious regional snacks are often available at these events.


Mainz wines, direct from the producer - you can find them on Saturdays from March to November at one of the most beautiful weekly markets in Germany. And you can also enjoy regional specialties such as “Weck un Worscht”.


Mainz Carnival

Helau! Experience the colorful world of carnival in Mainz. Here, where the jesters from the Bütt wield the sceptre and create an exuberant atmosphere with political and literary presentations paired with comedy.

Open Ohr Festival

The Open Ohr Festival transforms the Mainz Citadel into a large festival at Whitsun, which takes place as a thematic youth culture festival.


Every first Thursday of the month, a member business of the Mainz Tourism Fund opens its doors to introduce you to the city in a new and modern way.