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Christmas market in Mainz

Christmas market in Mainz

Under the light canopy on the market square, the wonderful Mainz Christmas Market shines out in front of the impressive backdrop of the 1,000-year-old St. Martin’s cathedral (Martinsdom) and the picturesque Renaissance facades of the historic market houses. Handmade specialities, the useful and the curious, typical "Meenzer" specialities – there is something for everyone here. Enter between the glittering beams of light and marvel at the glowing, rotating Christmas pyramids with figures from Mainz. A few metres further on, in front of the cathedral, the life-size Nativity figures present a marvelous impression, and, last but not least, the nine metre high, rotating musical clock, with 18 hand-carved angel figures. Take some time in between to listen to the atmospheric concerts in front of and inside the cathedral, enjoy the colourful stage programme and print out your own Christmas cards in the print shop of the Gutenberg Museum, behind the cathedral. Directly in front of this, you can immerse yourself in the campfire romance in the cosy Weinfasshütten (wine barrel cabins) of the cosy Christmas village. In this way, you can enjoy Christmas in Mainz with all your senses.


Christmas market - opening times:

29 Nov - 23 Dec 2018

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Rhineland-Palatinate's Summer of Culture takes place every year from 1 May to 3 October and features well over 200 projects covering all kinds of different cultural aspects. The theme is revised annually to reflect new focuses for the content, and the venue for the grand opening also changes every year. A large cultural festival on the first weekend in May offers families their first peek at the summer's programme of events.

The Summer of Culture is extremely wide-reaching in its scope, with events held across the state covering cultural, religious, artistic and social themes. In early 1992 the Rhineland-Palatinate state government announced the staging of the first Rhineland-Palatinate Summer of Culture, the aim of which was to increase people's awareness of the region's attractive cultural programme. Rural areas were particularly targeted in the hope of stimulating people's interest and of spreading pleasure in art and culture, in discussion and debate. What the organisers had – and continue to have – in mind was a sort of 'citizens' movement for culture'. And the Summer of Culture is, in fact, characterised by the large number of small projects and ideas at its core that were themselves developed out of local or regional initiatives. With almost 250 events including concerts, readings, exhibitions, children's activities, theatre and much more, the festival is a marvellous melting pot of people and ideas.

Upcoming dates:

01.05.2019 - 03.10.2019

Venue

Verschiedene Veranstaltungsorte
Platz der Mainzer Republik
55116 Mainz

All information on prices, dates and opening times are subject to change without notice.

Mainz is well known in Germany for its carnival antics – but let's not forget that the capital of Rhineland-Palatinate also hosts another, equally exciting event – the Midsummer's Eve Fair. 

Attractions here include the splashtastic Buchdruckertaufe or Gautschen, a traditional baptism ritual for apprentice printers and typesetters, along with theatre, comedy, entertainment and music on six city-centre stages. The fair always culminates in style with a fireworks display above the Rhine.

Upcoming dates:

21.06.2019 - 24.06.2019

Venue

Innenstadt
55128 Mainz

All information on prices, dates and opening times are subject to change without notice.
Celebrate the festival of St. John the Baptist in the picturesque center of Mainz, with the stage shows, art and book markets, concerts, sports events, rides, and delicious food. The festival ends with a brilliant fireworks display.

Upcoming dates:

21.06.2019 - 24.06.2019

Venue

Rathaus
55116 Mainz
Fon: (0049) 6131 120
www.mainz.de

Organiser

Landeshauptstadt Mainz
Rathaus
55116 Mainz
Fon: (0049) 6131 120
http://www.mainz.de/johannisnacht

All information on prices, dates and opening times are subject to change without notice.

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