Mainz, the capital of Rhineland-Palatinate and the biggest city in the state, provides an attractive mix of history and modernity. It was founded by the Romans in the year 38 B.C. Later it was governed by the Prince Electors and then became a bishop's residence. Traces of various periods can be found in every corner of the city.
Performances by the National Theatre? Check! Performances by the National Philharmonic Orchestra? Check! How about performances by the “Mainzer Domchor” Choir? Check! Not to mention the local carnival, called “Meenzer Fassenacht” that has by now become a legend in its own right.
The Johannes Gutenburg University Mainz, with an astounding number of 33,000 students from over 120 nationalities attending its courses every year, is well known for as a research driven hub. Students can choose between 10 different faculties, the school of music and the academy of arts.
Here’s a nice trivia fact for you: Mainz is one of one of Germany’s wine centers. It even has a wine minister and is a member of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network (GWC), an association of well-known wine culture-cities around the world. Don’t miss on its Weinmarkt!
Sport fans will surely appreciate the 1. FSV Mainz 05, the local wrestling club ASV Mainz and the Mainz athletics. Mainz also boasts a sports club that was founded back in the 1950’s and a baseball and softball club. Basically, whatever sports you’re into: Mainz has it.
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