German city: Mainz

The capital of the land Rhineland-Palatinate – City of Mainz (Mainz, 30 km south-west of Frankfurt).

This is one of the oldest cities of the country where the tourist will be interested in city Cathedral (Der Hohe Dom Zu Mainz, X-XV BB.), Mausoleum Druza, Ruins of the ancient theater and water supply, "Iron Tower" (EISENTURM, the name received from what was at the former railway market, XIII in.), "Wooden tower" (Holzturm, XIV-XV BB.), the only preserved fragment of medieval urban fortifications – Citadel (Mainzer Zitadelle, 1660 g.), Church of Christ (Christuskirche, 1898-1903., Rebuilt after the destruction of the Second World War in 1948-1954.), Church of St. Stephen (St. Stephan Zu Mainz, X-XVII centuries.) Stained glass windows Mark Stegal, and not restored after allies bombing Church of St. Christoph (St. Christoph Zu Mainz, 1240-1330.) – Symbol of stiffness and senselessness of war, Church of St. Augustine (Augustinerkirche, XVII-XVIII centuries.), Saint Ignatius (St. Ignatius, 1763 g.) and St. Peter (Petruskirche, XVIII centuries.), Palace of Kurfürst (Kurfürstliches Schloss, 1137-1475.), one of the largest and most beautiful fountains of the Renaissance in Germany – "Market fountain" (Marktbrunnen, 1525-1889.), "The first skyscraper of Europe" – Domus Universitatis (1615 g.), as well as colorful mansions Schönborner Hof (1668 g.), Erthaler Hof (1743 G.) and Bassenheimer Hof (1750 g.).

Among more than two dozen beautiful urban museums are worth highlighting Central Romano-German Museum (Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum) with a rich collection of historical artifacts, Museum of ancient navigation (Museum für antike schifffahrt) with fragments of five Roman vessels end of the IV century, Column Jupiter (III-IV BB.), Museum of Guttenberg With the original first printed Bible and many books of the XV-XVII centuries. (It is Mainz that is home to a book printing), State Museum of Archeology and Art (Landesmuseum Mainz), as well as university Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz), Whose collection has more than 3,500 plants.

Well, lovers of less official attractions will enjoy built on the site of the ancient Roman crossway Bridge Theodore Hoisa (Theodor-Heuss-Brücke, 1882-1885.), or the Rhine Bridge, colorful Theatrical alley of glory Near Schillerplatz, as well as numerous restaurants and cellars – do not forget that Mainz is the center of the wine-growing area of ​​the Upper Rhine and the placement location of the German Institute of Wine (DWI), the German Foundation for Winemail (DWF), Institute of Wine (Haus des Deutschen Weines) and the venue The largest wine fair in the country – Mainzer Weinmarkt.

Also in Mainz is the famous carnival (Mainzer FASSENACHT, is celebrated from the XIX in.) and one of the largest on the continent Mos. festival.

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