Centrally located in Germany and in the heart of Europe
Mainz with some 200.000 inhabitants is the capital of Rhineland-Palatinate. The city is located at the confluence of two of the most important rivers in Germany, the Rhine and the Main. Its location in the Rhine-Main region means that transport connections are excellent: With Frankfurt airport – the largest airport in mainland Europe – only 20 minutes away, countless European and overseas destinations are within easy reach and the public transport network in and around Mainz is developed very well.
Mainz is a charming and open-minded city. Everyday life in Mainz shows that tradition and progress are not necessarily opposites. Looking back on a history spanning 2,000 years, Mainz remained ever young. Romans, prince-electors, and personalities such as Barbarossa and Gutenberg have left their mark in the Rhine metropolis which is today a picturesque home for people and businesses. In 2011 Mainz was elected Germany's City of Science.
Mainz offers a broad range of cultural attractions and is famous for its Carnival - "Fastnacht" (also known as the 5th season), which is celebrated from 11 November to the start of Lent. The landscape on the edge of the city is characterised by extensive winegrowing areas. Other surrounding areas such as Rheingau, Rheinhessen, and the Palatinate Forest are equally delightful, and offer a wealth of opportunities for day excursions, whether to the charming Rheingau region with its famous monasteries such as Eberbach situtated in the hills, or on a romantic boat trip on the Rhine or a short tour through the splendid landscapes of the Hunsrück, Odenwald and Taunus ranges of hills (Mittelgebirge). At the same time, the state capital is a vital central location for business, including many media companies – led by German Television ZDF (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen), which promotes the image of its hometown across Europe on a daily basis.
Welcome in Mainz - Image Film
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