After your arrival, either at the Frankfurt International airport, 25 km away or Mannheim City Airport, 61 km away, car for rent in Mainz will supply you with the needed car. Mainz, is the center of the Rhine wine trade and well renowned for being the most important ‘Carnival’ town in Germany with more than 500,000 people celebrating in the streets. But the citizens of Mainz have an all the year through events going on for a happy gathering and you will be most welcome to be a part of this fun loving community.
Rent a car in Mainz and start exploring this fantastic town, starting with a walk around the historical center. Near the market square rimmed with splendid old buildings stands the 1000 year old ‘Mainzer Dom’, also called the St. Martin's Cathedral and nearby Germany’s oldest Gothic hall church of St. Stephan from 990 which is not less adorable. Three times a week is the towns market held here, a great time to see the huge diversity of fresh products. The beautiful Schillerplatz with the fountain said to represent the jesters and fun of Mainz's ‘Fastnacht’ (carnival) celebration. Maybe have a deserved rest in one of many outdoor cafes or restaurants and get a ‘Mainzer’ beer or a glass of superb local white wine with a bite; try one of Mainz’s specialties, either ‘Spundkaese’ or ‘Handkaese’! The Time Magazine quoted one of its citizens, Johannes Gutenberg as the most important individual in the last millennium; the inventor of the moveable type printing press. At the Gutenberg Museum you can learn all about in the excellent reconstructions of print shops and Gutenberg's hand press.
Hire a car in Mainz and drive to Darmstadt which is famous for its ‘Jugendstil’ (art nouveau) buildings, especially the ‘Künstlerkolonie Mathildenhöhe’. There is also a small park and an art museum in the same quarter but one of the most attractive parks is ‘Rosenhoehe’ and as the name points out, the rose garden is the most admirable part. The main landmark is the huge sandstone column with a statue of ‘Langer Ludwig’. Darmstadt houses many museums and the entertainment venues are various with great food and beer, beer and beer! Are you ready for a visit to the ‘Frankenstein Castle’? It stand on a hilltop in ‘Mühltal’ and was first mentioned in the year 948, no, not because of the strange things happening around – yet!
This whole area is relaxing, fun and exiting; all in all, a holiday destination you dreamt of for much too long, now its time to come and make it a reality!
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