Mainz Art Galleries, Mainz (Self Guided)

Art is prospering in Mainz and thus the city is becoming a witness to a very large boom in art galleries. Today, Mainz features a number of highly recognized galleries and art centers, most of which really specialize in contemporary art. While visiting Mainz’s galleries, you will be impressed with its figural and abstract art, pop art, classical modernism as well as contemporary sculpture.
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Mainz Art Galleries Map

Guide Name: Mainz Art Galleries
Guide Location: Germany » Mainz (See other walking tours in Mainz)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Author: ellen
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Ostendorff Gallery

1) Ostendorff Gallery

Ostendorff Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of the city. One the most impressive artists exhibited at Ostendorff is James Rizzi. Rizzi is a well known pop art painter and highly recognized all over the world. His collection of art includes oil paintings, drawings, sculptures and graphics.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 10 am - 6:30 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
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Old Town Gallery Lehnert (Altstadt Galerie Lehnert)

2) Old Town Gallery Lehnert (Altstadt Galerie Lehnert)

Welcome to the infinite game of color, material and enchantment. Altstadt Galerie Lehnert is another contemporary art and classical modernism gallery in the city of Mainz. The gallery provides landscapes, floral paintings, urban scenes, academy figures, still life, abstract and figural art - most of which was produced in acrylic, oil, watercolor or engraving.

Operation hours: Monday: 11 am - 3 pm; Tuesday - Friday: 11 am - 6:30 pm; Saturday: 11 am - 4 pm
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Art Mainz Gallery

3) Art Mainz Gallery

Art Mainz is a splendid gallery, located in Old Town. The gallery is attractive due to its brightly colored paintings. Art Mainz is highly regarded for not only its contemporary paintings, but also for its drawings, photo art and sculptures. Visitors may also purchase the art at reasonable prices.

Operation hours: Thursday - Friday: 12 pm - 6 pm; Saturday: 11 am - 3 pm
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Art Mayence

4) Art Mayence

Art Mayence is a must-visit while in Mainz. The gallery features several halls with contemporary art, including but not limited to paintings, photography and sculpture. The sculptures of Hannes Helmke (over 30 in the gallery) are especially of large interest.

Operation hours: Wednesday - Friday: 2 pm - 6 pm
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Mainz State Museum (Landesmuseum)

5) Mainz State Museum (Landesmuseum) (must see)

Landesmuseum is one of the oldest museums in Germany. It is located in the heart of Mainz, in a baroque building. The museum’s art and cultural collection extends from the prehistoric period to Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Art Nouveau as well as 20th century Art. The prehistoric department of the Museum collection is especially sacred, including works from about 300,000 BC to the birth of Christ.

Operation hours: Tuesday: 10 am - 8 pm; Wednesday - Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm
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Kunsthalle Mainz

6) Kunsthalle Mainz

The art center is located in a former boiler house, a strange setting for an art gallery, yet brought to life through the wonderful collection at Kunsthalle. The gallery was established in 2008 and features rotating exhibits in the 840 square meter building. Make sure you visit Kunsthalle while in Mainz.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 6 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 11 am - 6 pm

Walking Tours in Mainz, Germany

Create Your Own Walk in Mainz

Create Your Own Walk in Mainz

Creating your own self-guided walk in Mainz is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Mainz, one of the oldest German cities, located on the Rhine River, is famous for its distinctive deep red sandstone buildings, such as the Romanesque Mainz Cathedral, Baroque style Augustinerkirche, Mainz Staatstheater and others. Architecture and history buffs will also take interest in the local half-timbered houses and medieval market squares; some buildings spanning back as far as the Roman...  view more

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.0 km
Family Activities in Mainz

Family Activities in Mainz

Mainz welcomes visitors of all ages. The city is home to several sights, museums, parks, entertainment centers, shops and cafés that are appropriate for both adults and children. Take this family friendly tour to discover rare dolls, classical games, taste typical German handmade pastry, learn history of the city, as well as taste your creativity at Mainz workshops.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Mainz Culture

Mainz Culture

Mainz offers a unique cultural experience that dates back all the way back to the beginning. Every epoch of Mainz history has thankfully been recorded through impressive art and is preserved today in numerous world famous museums and art centers. Theatre is another phenomenal example of Mainz culture, and evident through the plethora of plays, opera, and ballet.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Mainz Museums

Mainz Museums

While Mainz is not a very large city, the area is still home to several fantastic museums. Here you may explore Germany's numerous historical, cultural and natural collections - carefully displayed in one of the many museums such as Kupferberg, Fastnachtsmuseum, Museum of Natural History and Landesmuseum.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Mainz Nightlife

Mainz Nightlife

At night, a new life wakes up in Mainz. The city is home to numerous night clubs, disco bars, pubs as well as dance clubs and they are always crowded. Mainz nightlife will satisfy everybody, from rock to funk, chaos to grunge, techno to hip hop. Thus, each venue is sure to impress thanks to the phenomenal design, ambiance, and large selection of drinks.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Mainz Specialty Shops

Mainz Specialty Shops

Mainz specialty shops are must-visit when in the area and searching for the hottest as well as most unique spot in the city. Thankfully, Mainz provides a large number of these outlets and are well worth your time. Take some time out of your vacation to enjoy all that Mainz has to offer.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Mainz for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Mainz has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Mainz, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.