Mainz Specialty Shops, Mainz (Self Guided)

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.
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Mainz Specialty Shops Map

Guide Name: Mainz Specialty Shops
Guide Location: Germany » Mainz (See other walking tours in Mainz)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Author: ellen
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Gutenberg Shop

1) Gutenberg Shop

Visitors and experts from around the globe come to Gutenberg every year to admire one of the oldest museums of print in the world. The museum opened in 1900, and was dedicated to a German goldsmith and printer (the first who printed books in Germany). The museum has since been expanded and now features a specialty gift shop.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday: 11 am - 3 pm
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Lore's Puppenlädchen

2) Lore's Puppenlädchen

Lore's Puppenlädchen is a unique shop that never fails to take every customer (regardless of age) back to their childhood. Lore's offers rare old dolls made of celluloid or mass, as well as dancing dolls, horsemen, tin soldiers, children’s sewing machines, tin stoves, doll clothes, prams, cots and tin houses.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 6 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm
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Goldhand Sektkellerei

3) Goldhand Sektkellerei

While visiting Mainz, make sure you set aside some time for Goldhand Sektkellerei, an exclusive retailer for Gold Cuvée and Gold Champagne. The company was founded in 1857 and their experience truly proves that they have the upper, dare we say golden hand in sparkling wines production. Goldhand Sektkellerei shop is located in the heart of the city and offers over 40 sorts of sekts produced in the vaulted cellars.
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Kupferberg Boutique

4) Kupferberg Boutique

In the peaceful surroundings next to a beautiful park, tourists may enjoy a glass of sparkling wine at the Kupferberg Boutique. Kupferberg is a sekt winery which opened in 1850. The boutique offers many magical gift ideas for different occasions, ranging from exquisite wine to sparkling wine, champagne, as well as a wide variety of wine glasses and champagne flutes.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 9 am - 6 pm
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Jacques Herrmann

5) Jacques Herrmann

Mainz is very famous for its long history of carnivals. Consequently, Jacques Herrmann shop will help you bring a piece of that history to your home. Jacques Herrmann is a unique carnival shop with some items that are over 100 years old. The store also retails costumes, hats, flags as well as amusement novelties for the "foolish fifth season".

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 Religious Buildings

Mainz 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: 2.9 km
Mainz Art Galleries

Mainz Art Galleries

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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 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 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 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
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

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.