Updated: Apr 13, 2020
Mainz is a wonderful small city in Germany, only 45min away from Frankfurt. As I live In Luxembourg, it made perfect sense to make a weekend break to do both cities. In my opinion, Mainz is more beautiful and here are 5 reasons why:
Although I visited Mainz in March, the Riverside was absolutely gorgeous already. I recommend starting from the beautiful Uferstraße (number 3 on the list) and continue along the Rhine River.
The walk is beautiful, both from the architectural standpoint, as well as the view on the river and the buildings. It is possible to take the cruise, which I have not done due to the weather. I imagine it must be worth doing 🙂
2. Mainz Cathedral
Mainz Cathedral or St. Martin’s Cathedral is an imposing building dominating Mainz historical center. This 1000-year-old Roman Catholic cathedral is humongous and made me think about the power and influence that the Church has and used to have.
According to Wikipedia: “The interior of the cathedral houses tombs and funerary monuments of former powerful Electoral-prince-archbishops, or Kurfürst-Erzbischöfe, of the diocese and contains religious works of art spanning a millennium. The cathedral also has a central courtyard and statues of Saint Boniface and The Madonna on its grounds.”
There is an inexplicable charisma beaming from the building, both inside and outside. I can only imagine some important clergy meetings taking place here. It really made me think about how important a place Churches had throughout history.