Things to do in Mainz

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Mainz: AbenteuerDate, fun game and walk for couples

1. Mainz: AbenteuerDate, fun game and walk for couples

Explore Mainz through an unusual, but fun adventure. Take part in an interactive smartphone game with your partner that will help you get to know each other a bit better. Unlock clues to your next destination by taking on tasks and answering tricky and funny questions about each other. Begin your game in the city center and allow the app to guide you from there. You will receive funny instructions about how to move through the area and you can design your own route. Challenge yourself and your partner by acting as a team to solve even the trickiest questions and situations. Enjoy a special outdoor date and create long-lasting memories as a couple. Step away from mainstream areas and traditional tours to focus on creating your own adventure. Take advantage of the bonus tasks and riddles to keep playing even after the game is over. We recommend: Play this outdoor adventure only in a team of two persons.

Mainz: Exciting Self-Guided Outdoor-Escape-Game

2. Mainz: Exciting Self-Guided Outdoor-Escape-Game

Play this self-guided outdoor escape game in Mainz and solve the mystery about a former investigator and crime author using your smartphone. Pick your customized route when you book and see the sites you want to. Listen to all the police evidence, search for clues and solve riddles to crack this case. Download the smartphone app onto your phone and start your customized game within 48 hours in Mainz. Start your game at the location you chose when you booked. Listen to the evidence of a former police officer who disappeared just before his new book was released. Hear witness statements and police reports and solve who committed the crime. Rumour has it he had problems in his marriage, but is his wife the killer? Play the game and solve the crime with your friends or family; this is an interactive game anyone can join. Get a bonus level at the end of your adventure and solve it after the game. 

Mainz: 2-Hour Advent Afternoon Boat Cruise on the Rhine

3. Mainz: 2-Hour Advent Afternoon Boat Cruise on the Rhine

Get out of the hustle and onto the atmospherically decorated ship! This afternoon trip in Advent entices you with a relaxed Christmas atmosphere. Christmas spirit on the water. Whether before or after a stroll through the Christmas market - treat yourself to two comfortable hours on board. On board, it already smells of mulled wine and pastries. In a Christmas atmosphere, prepare yourself for a relaxing stay on the ship. The wintry scenery of the city with its many lights shines in bright colors from the water. Enjoy the view and perhaps one or the other delicacy from the Advent gastronomic offer.

Mainz: Upper and Old Town Guided Walking Tour with Wine Stop

4. Mainz: Upper and Old Town Guided Walking Tour with Wine Stop

Learn about Mainz's past and present on a guided walking tour of the Upper and Old Towns. Stop by its most historical sights like the Mainz Theatre, the citadel, and St. Stephen's Church, before enjoying a fresh pretzel and a glass of wine at a local bar. Start at the Roman Theatre to get an overview of the ancient history of Mainz from your guide. From there you'll make your way through history, passing sights like the city's iconic citadel, built in the 17th century. Stop by St. Stephen's Church and learn about the beautiful windows crafted by Chagall in the 1970s. Take a break to sample some local specialties with a delicious pretzel and a glass of wine. Continue on through the Kästrich area, as you learn about its history as the site of one of the city's first hospitals, the historic brewery of Mainzer Aktienbier-Brauerei, and the Kupferberg sparkling wine cellars. In the Kupferberg's terrace and ancient alleyways, you'll hear about the roots of wine- and beer-making in Mainz, before ending the tour back in the center of Old Town at Ballplatz.

Mainz: Private Walking Tour With Professional Guide

5. Mainz: Private Walking Tour With Professional Guide

Discover the rich history of Mainz, located at the confluence of the rivers Rhine and Main, on a private walking tour. Dive into the cultural heritage of this Roman-founded city with a long-standing wine-production tradition. Follow your guide through its old streets to gaze at ancient landmarks. Stop at the Gutenberg Museum to see the facade of what was once the Palace of the Holy Roman Emperor. Head over to Gutenbergplatz and admire the great hall of the Mainz State Theatre, as well as the fountain with over 200 figurines and allegories. At Kirschgarten Square, find some medieval houses and many charming taverns from back in the day. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Market Square and gaze at St Martin’s Cathedral, with 6 towers that rise above the square and make up the unique Mainz skyline.

Mainz: Stand Up Paddling Tour on the Rhine River

6. Mainz: Stand Up Paddling Tour on the Rhine River

Discover the exciting world of Stand Up Paddle, a challenge to both your body and concentration. Starting with an overview of your equipment and the basic techniques, you'll be able to enjoy the Rhine River from a different perspective. Practice on the Rhine's beach shore before stepping into the backwater of the river, where the calmer pace serves itself for you to find your balance and begin your Stand Up Paddle experience. Ride for 45 minutes of this scenic waterfront of Mainz and Wiesbaden, occasionally seeing swans, ducks, storks, boats and fellow paddlers. The change of seasons shouldn't be an issue, with wetsuits available for less than ideal weather.

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based on 265 reviews

wir fanden das spiel genial! es waren viele unterschiedliche aufgaben. das spiel könnte vielleicht ein bisschen kürzer sein aber dafür kann man jederzeit eine pause anlegen.

Wir spielen regelmäßig Escape Games. Uns hat die Story gut gefallen und die Umsetzung fanden wir super.

Wir hatten sehr viel Spaß und können es weiterempfehlen