Landeshauptstadt Mainz

Landeshauptstadt Mainz

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Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany / Mainz, capital of the German federal state of Rheinland-Pfalz, is situated on the banks of the Rhine, gateway to Rheinhessen and famous for Johannes Gutenberg.
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Opel Arena. ©Landeshauptstadt Mainz

Opel Arena. ©Landeshauptstadt Mainz

Urban Gardening on Romano-Guardini-Platz. ©Landeshauptstadt Mainz

Urban Gardening on Romano-Guardini-Platz.

The Opel Arena in Mainz. ©Landeshauptstadt Mainz

The Coface Arena in Mainz.

The Mainz Johannisnacht (Midsummer Night) is the ultimate event among the folk festivals on the Rhine. ©Landeshauptstadt Mainz

The Mainz Johannisnacht (Midsummer Night) is the ultimate event among the folk festivals on the Rhine.

Funfair at  St. John´s Night in Mainz. ©Landeshauptstadt Mainz

Funfair at St. John´s Night in Mainz.

Gautschen - The attraction of the St. John´s Night festival is the ducking. An old printing custom, that can be traced back to the 16th century, in which an apprentice, after passing his final examination, is ducked in a tub as part of an initiation ceremony. ©Landeshauptstadt Mainz

Gautschen - The attraction of the St. John´s Night festival is the ducking. An old printing custom, that can be traced back to the 16th century, in which an apprentice, after passing his final examination, is ducked in a tub as part of an initiation ceremony. ©Landeshauptstadt Mainz

The world-famous Mainzer Hofsänger ("Mainz Court Singers") are a trademark of the Mainz Carnival. Since 1956 the choir has been a firm part of the TV programme `Mainz bleibt Mainz, wie es singt und lacht` - Mainz remains Mainz, as it sings and laughs. A finale without them is almost inconceivable. ©Landeshauptstadt Mainz

The world-famous Mainzer Hofsänger ("Mainz Court Singers") are a trademark of the Mainz Carnival. Since 1956 the choir has been a firm part of the TV programme `Mainz bleibt Mainz, wie es singt und lacht` - Mainz remains Mainz, as it sings and laughs. A finale without them is almost inconceivable. ©Landeshauptstadt Mainz

"Schwellköpp" at the Rosenmontagszug - "Fassenacht", or carnival – the famous fifth season and the celebration that out-parties all others. Carnival means wonderful days and all-night parties, dinners in fine halls with political speeches and "Kokolores"(gobbledegook), costumed balls and the huge Rosenmontag parade through the city centre. ©Landeshauptstadt Mainz

"Schwellköpp" at the Rosenmontagszug - "Fassenacht", or carnival – the famous fifth season and the celebration that out-parties all others. Carnival means wonderful days and all-night parties, dinners in fine halls with political speeches and "Kokolores"(gobbledegook), costumed balls and the huge Rosenmontag parade through the city centre. ©Landeshauptstadt Mainz

Meenzer Schwellköpp - swollen heads. ©Landeshauptstadt Mainz

Meenzer Schwellköpp - swollen heads. ©Landeshauptstadt Mainz

Before Christmas streets and places in Mainz are illuminated. At this time, especially the Christmas market is worth a visit! ©Landeshauptstadt Mainz

Before Christmas streets and places in Mainz are illuminated. At this time, especially the Christmas market is worth a visit!

The fields of Rheinhessen extend directly outside the city. The farmers of the Mainz suburbs cultivate vegetables and lettuce for the Mainz weekly market, too. ©Landeshauptstadt Mainz

The fields of Rheinhessen extend directly outside the city. The farmers of the Mainz suburbs cultivate vegetables and lettuce for the Mainz weekly market, too.

Mainz is a popular shopping city. Its catchment area extends to the boundaries of Rheinhessen and into neighbouring Hesse. Points in favour are the many and diverse offers, the friendly ambience of the old quarter, the lively atmosphere at Brand and in the Roman Passage. ©Landeshauptstadt Mainz

Mainz is a popular shopping city. Its catchment area extends to the boundaries of Rheinhessen and into neighbouring Hesse. Points in favour are the many and diverse offers, the friendly ambience of the old quarter, the lively atmosphere at Brand and in the Roman Passage. ©Landeshauptstadt Mainz

3sat is a joint programme, free of commercials, of the four public-law television organisations in the German-speaking area ZDF, ORF, SF and ARD. The location of the broadcasting centre with the studios for own productions is Lerchenberg in Mainz. ©Landeshauptstadt Mainz

is a joint programme, free of commercials, of the four public-law television organisations in the German-speaking area ZDF, ORF, SF and ARD. The location of the broadcasting centre with the studios for own productions is Lerchenberg in Mainz.