Mainz Cathedral - Things to Know Before Visiting
Markt 10, 55116 Mainz, Germany
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About Mainz Cathedral
Mainz Cathedral is a 1000-year-old Roman Catholic cathedral and site of the episcopal see of the Bishop of Mainz. It is located near the historical center and pedestrianized market square of the city of Mainz, Germany. The interior of the cathedral houses tombs and funerary monuments of former powerful Electoral-prince-archbishops of the diocese and contains religious works of art spanning a millennium.
Attractions Near Mainz Cathedral
The Gutenberg Museum is one of the oldest museums of printing in the world, located in the old part of Mainz, Germany. It is named after Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of printing from movable metal type in Western Europe. The collections include printing equipment and examples of printed materials from many parts of the world. The Gutenberg Museum's collection of bookplates, is the most comprehensive public collection in Germany and one of the most important worldwide.
Undergoing renovations and modernizations from 2004 to 2010, this museum of art and history's beginning is marked by the donation of paintings in 1803 by Napoleon and Chaptal to the city of Mainz. The collections of exhibits date from pre-historic to the 20th century.
Biebrich Palace is a baroque residence in Wiesbaden, built in 1702 by Prince Georg August Samuel of Nassau-Idstein. It was serving as the ducal residence for the Nassau Duchy from 1816 until 1866. It is now used by the state government for representation purposes and houses the state's historic preservation agency.
This is a public park in Wiesbaden center, stretching from the Wilhelmstraße to the southern borders of Sonneberg district and lying directly behind the Kurhaus convention center. The Kurpark was created in 1852 as an English landscape park, and it includes a lake with rental boats and a 6-meter high fountain.
This funicular railway in Wiesbaden links the city with the Neroberg hill, where visitors can view the town 360-degree. The line was started in 1888, and it work using water propulsion.
The Langener Waldsee is the largest bathing lake in the Rhine-Main area. Surrounded by forests and providing opportunities for swimming, surfing, sailing, fishing and campings, it is visited by 20,000 people in peak summer days.
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With 42% of its area covered by forests, it is the most forested state of Germany along with Hesse.