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					The City of Mainz
Location
           Europe
           Germany
           Rhineland-Palatinate
           Mainz
   Some Facts
  Mainz = Capital of the        Twin Cities
  State Rhineland-          -   Dijon, Longchamp (F)
  Palatinate                -   Louisville (USA)
  Population: 190.934       -   Watford (UK)
                            -   Zagreb (Croatia)
  Cities nearby
                            -   Rodengo (Italy)
- Wiesbaden
                            -   Valencia (Spain)
- Frankfurt (Int. Airport
  and Hahn Airport =>       -   Haifa (Israel)
  cheap flights across      -   Erfurt (Former East-
  Europe)                              Germany)
Historical Facts
Mainz is about 2,000
years old
Castrum Moguntiacum
founded by Roman
General Drusus in 13
BC
Important military town
=> strategic position at
the confluence of the
Main and the Rhine
476 AD: Fall of Roman
Empire
Historical Facts
496 AD Mainz became
part of Frankish
Kingdom
1800-1814 Mainz was
capital of a French
Départment
1947 State of
Rhineland-Palatinate
was founded
Since 1950 Mainz is
Capital of State
Johannes Gutenberg


Most famous person of
Mainz
Born ca. 1398, died in
February 1468
Johannes Gutenberg

During 1440s
Gutenberg invented
printing press with
movable type
In 1455 1st Gutenberg
Bible printed
   Johannes Gutenberg - University
Since 1477
Campus university
One of the largest German
universities
About 32,000 students from
more than 130 nations
Great diversity of subjects:
law, economics, social sciences, the humanities, natural
sciences, human medicine and dentistry, music, the fine arts
and sport
Johannes Gutenberg - University




Botanic Garden
University Cafeteria (Mensa)
Johannes Gutenberg - University




Philosophicum (Arts and Sciences)
ReWi (Business and Law)
Johannes Gutenberg - University




Chemistry-Building
Max-Planck-Institute (Natural Sciences)
Having a Good Time
People in Mainz love to laugh, eat, drink, and be
merry
The Three W’s of Mainz: Weck (rolls), Worscht
[Wurst (sausage)], and Woi [Wein (wine)]
    Going Out
    Wine Taverns /       Useful vocabulary
    Weinstuben           Schoppe = 1/4 liter of
                         Wine
    Pubs / Restaurants   Äppelwoi = Apple Wine
-   Heilig Geist
                         Woi = Wine
-   Havana
                         Spundekees = Cream
-   Irish Pub
                         Cheese with paprika and
-   Quartier Mayence     onions served with
-   Extrablatt           warm pretzels
Going Out
Eisgrub Bräu

Very German style
pub / restaurant
Own brewery
Delicious beer and
food
 The Two Passions of Mainz




FSV Mainz 05
               &
                   Meenzer Fassenacht
FSV Mainz 05
Soccer and Sports
Club
Founded in 1905
Coach: Jürgen Klopp
Since 2004
First Bundesliga
(League)
 Fassenacht: Mainz wie es singt und
lacht

Carnival is the 5th
season of the year
Starts on 11th day of
11th month at 11:11
AM and 11 seconds
Ends with the
beginning of catholic
Lent in
February/March
Fassenacht: Mainz wie es singt und
lacht


Since 19th century

Roots in criticism of
social and political
injustices under the
shelter of cap and bells
Fassenacht: Mainz wie es singt und
lacht
By the end of Meenzer
Fassenacht three non-
stop days and four
nights of parades and
street parties
Biggest parade on Rose
Monday across down
town
Carnival of Mainz
famous throughout
Germany and around the
world
Leisure & Culture
History of Mainz and the
remains of its two
millennia are well-        The Landesmuseum
documented in more than
a dozen museums            one of the oldest
                           museums in Germany
                           houses the most
The Gutenberg              important art collection
Museum                     of Rheinland-Pfalz
exhibits an original       (extraordinary items
Gutenberg Bible amongst    from Roman Mainz
many other printed books   dating from the 1st to 4th
from the 15th century      Century)
and later
Leisure & Culture
The Mainz State
Theater
designed by Georg
Moller in 1833
repertory contains
straight theatrical and
modern dance
presentations, standard
opera, ballet, and
musical productions
  Leisure & Culture
 The Old Town of
 Mainz
 Altstadt Impressions
Leisure & Culture
The Church of St.
Stephan
Famous for its post-
war windows by Marc
Chagall
Leisure & Culture
The Dome / Mainz
Cathedral
Building commenced in
975
Located near the
historical center of the
city
represents the highpoint
of Romanesque
cathedral architecture
along with cathedrals of
Worms and Speyer
Leisure & Culture
The Cinema
Mainz has several cinemas showing big blockbusters
but also independent productions
Biggest cinema: The Cinestar, containing a café, a
Mexican Restaurant, and the Starclub
Leisure & Culture
The Rhine
Attraction and meeting
place for all people
living in Mainz
shore of the Rhine is
very inviting to stroll,
to barbecue, to have a
drink, or just to sit and
talk
Leisure & Culture
The Christmas Market
Meeting place for the
people in Mainz during
Christmas period
This year from 24th
November to 23rd
December
Historic market square is
a blaze of lights
Leisure & Culture
Air scented with roast
almonds, gingerbread,
bratwurst, and mulled
wine
Festively decorated
stands selling
Christmas tree
decorations, wooden
toys, ceramics,
candles, and much
more
See you in Mainz!