Hof zum Gutenberg (Gutenberg's Birthplace), Mainz
By 1448, he returned to Mainz and set up his first printing press in his father's house. He extended his printing press in 1450 at Humbrecht Court and printed the Gutenberg Bible in 1455.
After a financial disagreement with a business partner, Gutenberg returned to his father's home.
The Hof zum Gutenberg became part of Mainz University in 1477. The building is known as "Urdruckerei," or the original printing house. The building was rebuilt in the Baroque style but destroyed during World War II. Today, the site houses a pharmacy.
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