Placid squares, lovely restored half-timbered houses and magnificent baroque churches give the old town its charming and cozy character. Enjoy a stroll through the alleys.
War and destruction have repeatedly affected Mainz over two millennia. Almost the entire city area lay in ruins during the Second World War. Today, much has been lovingly rebuilt and restored: Tranquil squares like the Kirschgarten, lovingly restored half-timbered houses and magnificent baroque churches give the old town its chramant cozy character. Houses from the 15th to the 18th century characterize the streetscape and thus the Haus Aschaffenburg am Kirschgarten, which was built in the 15th century, is probably one of the oldest half-timbered houses in the city.
It is lively in the Augustinerstraße, along the banks of the Rhine or on market days in front of the impressive backdrop of St. Martin's Cathedral. Discover elegant boutiques and cafés and don't miss a visit to one of the many quaint wine taverns in Germany's wine capital.
The Old Town has cobbles. Special stones enable wheelchair users to visit parts of the Old Town.