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Gutenberg Museum

Liebfrauenplatz 5, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6131 122640
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Wiesbaden and Mainz Day Trip from Frankfurt
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Located in the hometown of Johannes Gutenberg, the founder of the printing press, this museum displays a recreation of his original printing press and a collection of other exhibits.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Liebfrauenplatz 5, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anyone who visits Mainz has to visit the museum for its most famous resident, Johannes Gutenberg. There's a lot of information in here to spend a couple of hours learning about the history of the printing press. They also have an original Gutenberg Bible on...More

Thank Salexander99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

some very old & invaluable books and manuscripts as well much old printing equipment; museum helps to set the scene of pre and post printing times

Thank Stephen Charles S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As much as I loved seeing the priceless Gutenberg Bibles, we were quite disappointed by the self-guided audio tour. The museum uses presumably old iPods which cannot hold a charge for long. After about half an hour into the tour (which we were thoroughly enjoying),...More

Thank Fernand O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t let the people working at the front desk of this museum scare you away from the treasures found inside. Our group had a tour which was well done (but very short). It is worth exploring the museum on your own. We then went next...More

Thank peggyk343
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very good welcome . We thought the museum staff here were some of the friendliest we had met on our tour .The collection is extraordinary. Well explained with English captions.. A very good shop and a cafe adjoining. It's location near the market is...More

Thank lorenzo01
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as a stop on our Avalon CruIse. This is a real treasure to see..the Guttenberg bibles. To see them and hear the story along with a demonstration of the printing press...if you are in Mainz it's a must.

Thank Rich30306
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Learn how Gutenberg started his printing business. Learn the printing process Gutenberg developed. View a few original Gutenberg Bibles.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

You definitely need a tour guide for this one. Besides seeing some of the original Gutenberg bibles, you will be shown how the early printing press worked. I think this tour is for children 7 and up, and everyone else! It has been one of...More

Thank janfab58
Reviewed 14 October 2017

The museum is located right in the market area. It has couple floors exhibition area. You can learn the printing history of Germany and how Gutenberg developed the printing technique. When you are there, don't miss the demo time in the basement workshop how the...More

Thank calvin722
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Medieval home of Gutenberg at Mainz. Beautiful roses in bloom along the Rhine. Old cobblestone streets. Living history. Delicious dessert at 511 cafe. Worth the trip from Wiesbaden.

Thank greg924
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Not Mondays.....and especially take note of public holidays, which include a number of church holy days that may not be marked in other countries.
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