Mainz’s history dates back as far as 38BC. In the Middle Ages the city became the home of the invention of printing press and was later annexed by the French, but then reclaimed by the German’s after the Napoleonic wars. Nowadays Mainz is the capital of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate and has a well developed infrastructure, making it a popular bus destination.
Place of interest in Mainz
When your bus has arrived to Mainz you can begin your sightseeing tour. A visit to the state’s museum is very popular for those who are a fan of art and history. Here you view not only modern art, but also the paintings that still remain from Napoleon Bonaparte’s reign in Mainz. On top of this there is an exhibition of painting which prevail the Roman’s “Mogontiacum.” We also recommend that our bus passengers visit Mainz’s cathedral, built in a striking Romanesque style. The church, which first started to be built in the 10th Century, is one of the city’s oldest buildings. Even today artists are still developing the church’s design features. The cathedral is the headquarters of the diocese of Mainz, which also includes the city of Wiesbaden. Both cities are easily accessible with one of our buses.
Culture and History of Mainz
Our bus passengers who are interested in culture and history should definitely visit the Roman theater which was excavated in 1990. Its stage has a diameter of 116 meters and a width of 42 meters, making it the largest Roman Theater north of the Alps – seating up to 10,000 visitors! After the theater was excavated at the end of the last century some of the most successful stage plays have been performed here.
Nightlife in Mainz
Take your bus to Mainz in February and you will experience the buzz of the Mainz carnival. With a spectacular array of parties, events, live music and countless costumes, you will be in for a treat! But Mainz is not a shy city in the evening throughout the rest of the year too; with many restaurants and bars that our bus passengers can enjoy. There is, of course, an Irish pub as well as a variety of other different style bars that can be tried and tested during your stay in the city. For the wine lovers amongst our bus passengers, Mainz is the perfect destination for you as it is Germany’s wine capital. Therefore, a large proportion of restaurants in Mainz serve some of Germany’s best wine. If you would like to splash out on an upscale dining experience then Mainz is the place to do it!
Interesting Facts about Mainz
This large German city situated near Wiesbaden, which is easily accessible with our bus travel, has a very famous son: Johannes Gutenberg. In the 15th Century he invented the ‘printing press’ and because of this many other inventions were then made possible. The city honors Gutenberg’s invention with its own museum, allowing visitors to gain a deep understanding into his life and works. Mainz is also a city like no other when it comes to its associations with the media. The capital of Rhineland-Palatinate is well known for its television stations as well as many broadcasting facilities and administrative and editorial houses scattered throughout the city. A prime example of this is that the city is the home of the ZDF Headquarters (Second German Television). Mainz’s multipurpose stadium gives you the chance to watch a football match or event, making your bus travel here completely worthwhile. Coface Arena seats over 34,000 spectators, it was opened on July 3rd 2011 making it one of the youngest Bundesliga stadiums. It has already won an award being given “The Stadium Business Award.”