Mainz, Germany

Mainz is a city in Germany and the capital of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Mainz is a city with over two thousand years of history. It is located on the river Rhine across from Wiesbaden, in the western part of the Frankfurt Rhine-Main Region.

Mainz is both an historic and cosmopolitan town. It boasts a number of impressive buildings, monuments and museums which serve as reminders of the town's colourful history.

With Augustinerstrasse, a vibrant shopping street and heart of the old town, and the picturesque Kirschgarten and Leichhof squares, the old quarter is an ideal starting point for a stroll around the town.

Things to see and do

* Roman-Germanic central museum & Gutenberg Museum
* Antique Maritime Museum
* The Mainz Old Town
* Roman remains
* Iron Tower and Wood Tower

General Information

Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German
Land Area – 97.75 sq km’s
Population – 200,500 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 49

Port Location – The port is located on the Rhine river.

Transport Links – From Frankfurt International Airport, the local train S8 towards Wiesbaden stops at Mainz Hauptbahnhof (or optionally Mainz Römisches Theater). Also regional trains towards Koblenz and Saarbrücken stop in Mainz. Both options share the same local tariff, regional trains are faster and somewhat more convenient. Cologne/Bonn Airport is served by a direct ICE connection and from low cost hub Frankfurt-Hahn Airport there is a direct shuttle bus connection.

Mainz has several train stations. The biggest and the only one in which InterCity trains do stop is Mainz Hauptbahnhof, it is located on the western edge of the city centre and works as a general hub for local traffic. Another noteworthy station is Mainz Romisches Theater, south of the centre, but it is only served by regional and commuter trains. Both are served from Frankfurt, about 45 minutes way, by S-Bahn line S8.

A number of long range buses (including Eurolines) serve Mainz, usually halting at Hauptbahnhof. The station is also a hub for local bus traffic, serving the surrounding countryside and Wiesbaden.

There is a number of companies offering river cruises, typically leaving from Cologne or Koblenz and terminating in Mainz (and vice versa).

Cruises departing Mainz, Germany

George Eliot, Medieval Germany ex Mainz to Nuremberg

Departs 6 May 2020 from on Riviera Travel onboard George Eliot.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Mainz to Nuremberg aboard George Eliot.

7 night cruise from Request Online

Expression, Active & Discovery on the Rhine ex Mainz to Amsterdam

Departs 12 May 2020 from on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Expression.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Mainz to Amsterdam aboard Avalon Expression.

7 night cruise from Request Online

Artistry II, Heart of Germany ex Mainz to Nuremberg

Departs 15 May 2020 from on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Artistry II.
5 Night Cruise sailing from Mainz to Nuremberg aboard Avalon Artistry II.

5 night cruise from Request Online

Artistry II, Heart of the Danube ex Mainz to Budapest

Departs 15 May 2020 from on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Artistry II.
12 Night Cruise sailing from Mainz to Budapest aboard Avalon Artistry II.

12 night cruise from Request Online

Artistry II, European Masterpice ex Mainz to Bucharest

Departs 15 May 2020 from on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Artistry II.
19 Night Cruise sailing from Mainz to Oltenita aboard Avalon Artistry II. Hotel stay post-cruise in Bucharest.

20 night cruise from Request Online

George Eliot, Medieval Germany ex Mainz to Nuremberg

Departs 20 May 2020 from on Riviera Travel onboard George Eliot.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Mainz to Nuremberg aboard George Eliot.

7 night cruise from Request Online

Imagery II, Heart of Germany ex Mainz to Nuremberg

Departs 21 May 2020 from on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Imagery II.
5 Night Cruise sailing from Mainz to Nuremberg aboard Avalon Imagery II.

5 night cruise from Request Online

Imagery II, Heart of the Danube ex Mainz to Budapest

Departs 21 May 2020 from on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Imagery II.
12 Night Cruise sailing from Mainz to Budapest aboard Avalon Imagery II.

12 night cruise from Request Online

George Eliot, Medieval Germany ex Mainz to Nuremberg

Departs 3 June 2020 from on Riviera Travel onboard George Eliot.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Mainz to Nuremberg aboard George Eliot.

7 night cruise from Request Online

George Eliot, Medieval Germany ex Mainz to Nuremberg

Departs 17 June 2020 from on Riviera Travel onboard George Eliot.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Mainz to Nuremberg aboard George Eliot.

7 night cruise from Request Online

Expression, Active & Discovery on the Rhine ex Mainz to Amsterdam

Departs 23 June 2020 from on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Expression.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Mainz to Amsterdam aboard Avalon Expression.

7 night cruise from Request Online

Artistry II, A Taste of the Rhine ex Mainz to Amsterdam

Departs 24 June 2020 from on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Artistry II.
4 Night Curise sailing from Mainz to Amsterdam aboard Avalon Artistry II.

4 night cruise from Request Online

Emerald Star Ship, Majestic Rhine ex Mainz to Basel

Departs 18 July 2020 from on Evergreen Cruises & Tours onboard Emerald Star Ship.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Mainz to Basel aboard an Emerald Star Ship.

7 night cruise from Request Online

Artistry II, Heart of Germany ex Mainz to Nuremberg

Departs 26 July 2020 from on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Artistry II.
5 Night Cruise sailing from Mainz to Nuremberg aboard Avalon Artistry II.

5 night cruise from Request Online

Artistry II, Heart of the Danube ex Mainz to Budapest

Departs 26 July 2020 from on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Artistry II.
12 Night Cruise sailing from Mainz to Budapest aboard Avalon Artistry II.

12 night cruise from Request Online

George Eliot, Medieval Germany ex Mainz to Nuremberg

Departs 13 August 2020 from on Riviera Travel onboard George Eliot.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Mainz to Nuremberg aboard George Eliot.

7 night cruise from Request Online

Artistry II, A Taste of the Rhine ex Mainz to Amsterdam

Departs 19 August 2020 from on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Artistry II.
4 Night Curise sailing from Mainz to Amsterdam aboard Avalon Artistry II.

4 night cruise from Request Online

Emerald Star Ship, Majestic Rhine ex Mainz to Basel

Departs 22 August 2020 from on Evergreen Cruises & Tours onboard Emerald Star Ship.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Mainz to Basel aboard an Emerald Star Ship.

7 night cruise from Request Online

George Eliot, Medieval Germany ex Mainz to Nuremberg

Departs 27 August 2020 from on Riviera Travel onboard George Eliot.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Mainz to Nuremberg aboard George Eliot.

7 night cruise from Request Online

George Eliot, Medieval Germany ex Mainz to Nuremberg

Departs 10 September 2020 from on Riviera Travel onboard George Eliot.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Mainz to Nuremberg aboard George Eliot.

7 night cruise from Request Online

Expression, Active & Discovery on the Rhine ex Mainz to Amsterdam

Departs 29 September 2020 from on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Expression.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Mainz to Amsterdam aboard Avalon Expression.

7 night cruise from Request Online

Artistry II, Heart of Germany ex Mainz to Nuremberg

Departs 4 October 2020 from on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Artistry II.
5 Night Cruise sailing from Mainz to Nuremberg aboard Avalon Artistry II.

5 night cruise from Request Online

Artistry II, Heart of the Danube ex Mainz to Budapest

Departs 4 October 2020 from on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Artistry II.
12 Night Cruise sailing from Mainz to Budapest aboard Avalon Artistry II.

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Artistry II, A Taste of the Rhine ex Mainz to Amsterdam

Departs 13 November 2020 from on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Artistry II.
4 Night Curise sailing from Mainz to Amsterdam aboard Avalon Artistry II.

4 night cruise from Request Online

Imagery II, Christmastime in Alsace & Germany ex Mainz to Basel

Departs 7 December 2020 from on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Imagery II.
4 Night Cruise sailing from Mainz to Basel aboard Avalon Imagery II.

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Tranquility II, Christmastime in Alsace & Germany ex Mainz to Basel

Departs 14 December 2020 from on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Tranquility II.
4 Night Cruise sailing from Mainz to Basel aboard Avalon Tranquility II.

4 night cruise from Request Online

Imagery II, Heart of Germany (Festive) ex Mainz to Nuremberg

Departs 15 December 2020 from on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Imagery II.
5 Night Cruise sailing from Mainz to Nuremberg aboard Avalon Imagery II.

5 night cruise from Request Online