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Mainz: Classic Program

Historic city of letterpress

Mainz is a 2000 year old city in the south west of Germany, where the River Main joins with the River Rhine. Wiesbaden is located just across the Rhine and is only a bridge crossing away. Thanks to its proximity to the financial metropolis of Frankfurt and the international airport, Mainz is easily accessible.

The spirit of invention has a long tradition in Mainz: Johannes Gutenberg and letterpress printing belong to Mainz like Mozart to Salzburg. His millennium invention is still honored today in numerous monuments and museums that can be explored on the so-called “Gutenberg Trail”.

Despite its relatively small size, Mainz offers a magnificently restored old town with small streets and large squares which are not only full of boutiques and stores, but also a popular destination for pubs and wine bars in the city´s nightlife.

Besides Cologne, Mainz is also the carnival stronghold in the country. A visit is worthwhile not only because of this but also because of the cozy wine taverns and the extremely good selection of restaurants.


Hotel suggestions

Hilton Mainz City

The Hilton Mainz City hotel is located in a quiet area in the heart of old town and has large, classically furnished rooms. The restaurant serves innovative dishes made from fresh ingredients.  The bar & lounge invites for a glass of wine from regional wineries. In summer, guests can enjoy a beautiful courtyard with seating area. Four flexible meeting rooms and a fitness room complete the hotel’s facilities.

Novotel Mainz

Located just a few minutes’ walk from Mainz’s old town, the Novotel is the perfect base from which to explore the city. The hotel features comfortable furnishings with colourful accents and bright, friendly rooms.  A restaurant serving regional specialities is located in a restored section of Mainz’s old 17th-century city wall. Another restaurant serves Mediterranean dishes in addition to the breakfast buffet. A total of 15 conference rooms are available for meetings, while a spa area in the vaulted cellar invites you to relax.

Best Western Hotel Mainz

The Best Western Mainz is located in a quiet, central location on the outskirts of the city centre. The hotel is designed in a modern, Mediterranean style with natural elements. The restaurant serves Italian and German classics. In summer, you can enjoy Mediterranean flair on the terrace with a beautiful view of Mainz. Meeting rooms with daylight are available for business travellers and a fitness room welcomes the hotel’s sporty guests.

Example program

3 days/2 nights

This program is just one example of how we can design your individual group request. We customise the programs as desired.

Meet & Greet with guide at arrival and transfer to hotel
A guide meets the clients at the airport, takes them to the bus and accompanies the group to the hotel.

Lunch at restaurant Eisgrub-Bräu
In this restaurant you can enjoy the historical setting of the Mainzer Gasthausbrauerei, which was built in 1872. A classic interior gives the restaurant its special and rustic charm. The beer on offer comes, of course, from the brewery’s own brewery. As a harmonious accompaniment, hearty as well as light, creative dishes of German cuisine are offered here.

Walking sightseeing tour including Gutenberg museum
The picturesque Rhine, the Electoral Palace of Mainz and book printing – the city of Mainz has many faces. On a guided tour of the city, the group experiences Mainz’s history from its beginnings in Roman times to the present day. They will marvel at St. Martin’s Cathedral, which has shaped the cityscape of Mainz for 1000 years. The guide will lead through the historic old town along pretty half-timbered houses, picturesque corners and squares. The tour is followed by a guided tour of the Gutenberg Museum, including a printing demonstration.

Dinner at restaurant Heiliggeist
A building steeped in history with a long gastronomic tradition is the trademark of this restaurant. A special atmosphere is created by the impressive architecture of the vaulted hall and the idyllic terrace, which is surrounded by lots of greenery. Guests are spoiled with high-quality products and seasonal dishes that originate primarily from German cuisine.

Breakfast at hotel

Excursion to the Rheingau area
The idyllic Rheingau area extends along the river Rhine. In the middle of this landscape, stretching through picturesque vineyards and river valleys, lies the beautiful town of Rüdesheim. Known for its wine production, especially the extraordinary Rieslings, the town has much to offer around the theme of exquisite wines. The town has little alleys and invites to stroll around. Stores, restaurants and pubs attract its many visitors and the wine museum tells stories and interesting facts about the production and enjoyment of wine. In addition to beautiful walks in the vinyards, the Rüdesheim cable car can be visited and offers a view of the city facing the river Rhine and the surrounding castles. During the free time the group can enjoy and explore all the features of the town in detail, after they have already heard about the history and interesting facts about the area from a guide.

Lunch at restaurant Lindenwirt
An inviting beer garden with a fountain in a secluded backyard and traditionally designed interiors offer a classic German atmosphere in Rüdesheim. In addition to German home cooking, the menu naturally includes many regional wines. A wide selection of the best from the wine region is served at this restaurant, providing the complete Rüdesheim experience.

Free Time

Dinner at restaurant Weinhaus Wilhelmi
The traditional wine house from 1894, serves home-style and Mainz specialities and fine wines from the region. Apart from the culinary delights, it is the cosy atmosphere in the wood-panelled, rustic parlour that makes the “Wilhelmi” so appealing. In summer, there is also seating outside and you can enjoy food and drinks surrounded by oleanders in an almost Mediterranean atmosphere.

Breakfast at hotel

Guided tour of Frankfurt Airport
Experience Europe’s fourth-largest airport, after London, Paris and Amsterdam, up close and get exciting information about the airport world on this tour in an air-conditioned bus. Find out, for example, in which building the Eiffel Tower would easily fit or what happens to the mango before it ends up on the supermarket shelf. From the bus, you can take a look at the refuelling or loading of an aircraft, observe take-offs and landings up close and marvel at aircraft paintings from all over the world. Feelings of wanderlust guaranteed!

Lunch at restaurant Paulaner in the Squaire
Delicious, down-to-earth food and a typical Bavarian pub atmosphere can be enjoyed at the Paulaner restaurant at Frankfurt Airport. The various dining rooms, including a beer garden, offer plenty of space and invite you to feast and enjoy traditional Bavarian cuisine and house specialities. The name Paulaner stands worldwide for special beer enjoyment, high brewing competence, Bavarian beer and gastronomy culture and the famous Munich way of life. So after much wine culture in Rhineland-Pfalz, the group also experiences a touch of Bavaria!

  • Mainz wine tour and tasting
  • Brewery tour and tasting
  • Visit of Eberbach monestary
  • Sparklng wine cellar tour and tasting
  • Hiking from castle Vollrads to castle Johannisberg

©Landeshauptstadt Mainz
©Hilton Mainz City, ©NovotelMainz, ©Best Western Hotel Main
©Landeshauptstadt Mainz,  ©üdesheim, Tourist AG – Moritz Kertscher, ©Unsplash