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Mainz – Shopping and joie de vivre on the banks of the Rhein

Mainz – Shopping and joie de vivre on the banks of the Rhein

The historical buildings, monuments and museums in Mainz are witnesses eager to share their stories. Gutenberg and Chagall are just two of the names linked to the city. Combine the exciting history of the city with a relaxing shopping spree along the picturesque alleyways of the old town. Or shop for more well known brands in the Brand shopping center and the Römerpassagen. Whilst there we recommend visiting the Roman Isis and Mater Magna temples, discovered when building the arcade. Shopping with culture – that's Mainz!

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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.

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