Johannes Gutenberg of Mainz played one of the key roles in the printing process when he invented printing with moveable type and the movable type printing press. Experience writing history from around the world.
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The Gutenberg Museum was founded in 1900 by citizens of Mainz in honor of Johannes Gutenberg. The history and diversity of printing, writing and books can be experienced in the museum. In addition to printing presses from different centuries, the museum's greatest treasures are probably the two original Gutenberg Bibles from the mid-15th century. Also popular is the reconstructed Gutenberg workshop, which gives visitors a daily look at the art of printing in the 15th century.
One-hour guided tours of the museum are available for visitors who would like to take part in a guided tour of Gutenberg during their stay in Mainz. In addition to a demonstration on the historic printing press, visitors will receive comprehensive information on Johannes Gutenberg and view the original Bible in the museum's vault.
The museum is accessible by ramps. Besides, audio-guides for visually impaired people are available and the building has toilets which are accessible for wheelchairs.