The lively and historic city on the Rhine
Many roads lead to Mainz. By train you reach the city at the refurbished Main Station. It is not only an architectural jewel, but at the time of ist construction it was also Europe’s largest. Thanks to its central situation in the Rhine-Main Region, its proximity to Frankfurt Airport and its good motorway links, the State Capital of Rhineland-Palatinate is an interesting location for commerce and industry, and as a congress venue. Mainz on the Rhine is both a reality and a promise. The river is a waterway bustling with shipping and the vital nerve of the metropolis of Rhinehessen. The congress and event venues, Rhinegold Hall and Electoral Palace, are located on its bank alongside the baroque State Government buildings and the city hall, a listed building designed in the 1970s by the worldrenowned architect Arne Jacobsen.
Visitors sense the relaxed character of the city during a stroll along the embankment promenade. And that at any time of the year, but best of all from spring to autumn, when the people of Mainz and their guests saunter along here, filling the benches and the green open spaces, or sunbathing on the Rhine beaches. Many of the amenities for playing and the passengers from the Rhine ships disembark here to enjoy one of the wine terraces or beer gardens. They admire one of the loveliest city panoramas on Europe’s longest river.
And get an inkling of savoir vivre made in Mainz – which also includes Mainz pleasure of celebrating: during the traditional carnival season in February with Carnival meetings and masquerades, the great St. John’s Night Festival in July in honour of the famous Mainz inventor Johannes Gutenberg with live music and an artist’s market or the Wine Fair in the middle of the City Park and Rose Garden.
How to reach Mainz
The fact that the city of Mainz is a green zone area must be taken into consideration when travelling there by car.
Due to its central location, the capital of Rhineland-Palatinate is very easy to reach from all directions.
• South from the A63 – Kreuz Mainz or from the A5 – Nordwestkreuz Frankfurt
• North from the A60 (coming from Bingen) or from the A3
Due to its central location in Germany, Mainz Central Station can be reached comfortably, easily and quickly by train. Intercity Express (ICE) trains also serve the station. The transport hub is located in the middle of the city and thus offers the ideal starting point for exploring the numerous sights on foot. Connections to public transport are also available.
Mainz is easily accessible by plane to Frankfurt Rhein Main Airport or to Frankfurt Hahn Airport.
From Frankfurt Rhein Main Airport, a journey by car takes approx. 30 min (route description above), or you use the S-Bahn line S8 or S9, which runs every 20 min to the central station. From central station continue by bus.
From Frankfurt Hahn Airport there is a bus shuttle to the main station every 60 minutes. The journey takes approximately 70 minutes.
By public transport
Getting around in Mainz is extremely convenient and easy thanks to the well-developed public transport infrastructure.
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