Mainz Cultural Venues (Self Guided), Mainz

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.
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Mainz Cultural Venues Map

Guide Name: Mainz Cultural Venues
Guide Location: Germany » Mainz (See other walking tours in Mainz)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Author: ellen
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • CinéMayence
  • Unterhaus – Mainzer Forum Theater
  • State Theatre (Mainz Staatstheater)
  • Gutenberg Museum
  • Frankfurter Hof
  • Citadel (Zitadelle)
  • Cultural Center KUZ

1) CinéMayence

The CinéMayence is located in Maison de France, on Baroque Schönborner Court. The building itself is one of historical value, as it was constructed in the 17th century and is an fantastic example of grand architecture. The cinema screened at CinéMayence is generally international films and cinema classics. The program can range from silent films with live piano accompaniment to the presentation of digital media.
Unterhaus – Mainzer Forum Theater

2) Unterhaus – Mainzer Forum Theater

Unterhaus is one the the leading centers for variety shows. The venue opened in 1966 and provides two stages for performances. The Unterhaus presents a large variety of entertainment, including satirical humor, world-wide chroniclers, people-friendly comedians, poetic thought-jugglers, sharp-tongued reminders, and many other acts. In 1972, the German Cabaret Award or "unterhaus-bell" was established and has slowly transformed into the most important German award in the entertainment field.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 11 am - 2 pm; 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
State Theatre (Mainz Staatstheater)

3) State Theatre (Mainz Staatstheater)

As previously mentioned, Mainz's theatrical life has a very long and prosperous history, clearly evident at The State Theatre. The theatre has received international recognition and offers a wide range of programs, including opera, orchestra, drama and ballet performances which equal approximately 500 performances a year.
Gutenberg Museum

4) Gutenberg Museum (must see)

The Gutenberg Museum is one of the oldest museums of printing in the world, located opposite the cathedral in the old part of Mainz. It is named after Johann Gutenberg, the inventor of printing from moveable metal type. The collections include printing equipment and examples of printed materials from many cultures. A group of citizens founded the museum in 1900, 500 years after Johann Gutenberg’s birth, to honor the inventor and present his technical and artistic achievements to the public at large. They also aimed to exhibit the writing and printing of as many different cultures as possible.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm
Sight description based on wikipedia
Frankfurter Hof

5) Frankfurter Hof

In the early 90s, Frankfurter Hof was nearly on the edge of being demolished however citizens of Mainz managed to save the important culture venue. Today, the Frankfurter Hof is a top-rated venue and features a plethora of live performances from the most famous local artists. Multi-cultural events, classical music concerts, dance theater shows, exhibitions and avant-garde events are all common at Frankfurter Hof.
Citadel (Zitadelle)

6) Citadel (Zitadelle)

The Mainzer Zitadelle (Citadel of Mainz) is situated at the fringe of the Old Town in direct proximity to the railway station "Mainz Römisches Theater". The fortress was constructed in 1660 and was an important part of the Fortress Mainz. The Mainz Citadel belongs officially to the cultural heritage since 1907. The trench in the southern part of the citadel had been considered natural heritage since the 1980s. One of the buildings near the Drususstein accommodates the Historical Museum of the Town Mainz today. The citadel and its surroundings bear witness to the entire history of Mainz concentrated in one spot: commencing with the Roman cenotaph Drususstein via the barracks of the federal fortress up to the air raid shelters of World War II. Since 1975 every year, a non-commercial youth festival, the Open-Ohr Festival, takes place at the citadel over the Pentecost weekend.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Cultural Center KUZ

7) Cultural Center KUZ

Cultural Center KUZ has its headquarters located directly in an atmospheric, red brick building on the Rhine. KUZ was founded in 1981 and offers a very diverse cultural program that extends from live performances by renowned artists to parties, plays, children's theater, lectures and exhibitions. Inside, the complex provides a large disco with two dance floors as well as three to four bars with reasonably priced drinks. People of various ages mix inside Disco Kuz which is always bumping with terrific music. Live performances are also often held at Disco Kuz.

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.
Mainz Shopping Walk

Mainz Shopping Walk

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: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
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: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Mainz Architectural Jewels

Mainz Architectural Jewels

Mainz architecture is very impressive due to its originality and variety of styles. Inside the city, several buildings date back to the 12th century and medieval times. Despite the devastating effects of World War II, these buildings have also survived and are cherished today by many.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
Museums and Galleries Walk

Museums and Galleries Walk

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 or 2.3 Miles
Historical Religious Buildings

Historical Religious Buildings

Mainz boasts a number of churches and parishes which are worth visiting. The city’s oldest churches are especially impressive due to their grand architecture as the exterior and interior of the churches are built in Baroque, Gothic, Rococo, Classical and Renaissance styles. Not only that, but splendid frescoes, old organs, beautiful glass windows and rich high altars only add to the pleasure.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles
Mainz Introduction Walking Tour

Mainz Introduction Walking Tour

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: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 Km or 3.5 Miles