Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of movable type, is probably the best known son of Mainz.
Mainz is full of relics from its Roman past when the city was known as Mogontiacum.
Together with Speyer and Worms, Mainz is the third of the ShUM cities of major Jewish communities, and Jewish culture and heritage are an integral part of the city's history.
The history of today's Mainz and the region is closely linked to France.
The cityscape of Mainz is dominated by churches and other sacred buildings, reflecting the diversity of cultures in the city.
Explore the rich heritage of Baroque architecture in Mainz.
The main sights of Mainz at a glance.
The museums of Mainz introduce visitors to the rich and varied history and culture of the city and its region. Worth a visit!
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