The city of Mainz is located at the confluence of the River Main
and the River Rhine. The origins of the city as a large settlement
date back to 38 BC, when the Romans built a citadel here. Artefacts
on display in the Landesmuseum show there have been settlements
here since 300,000 BC.
The magnificent Mainz Cathedral is an architectural feat in the
Romanesque style. Otherwise, visit the Gutenberg Museum, just
opposite the Cathedral. The museum tells the story of Johann
Gutenberg, who invented the movable type printing press in the
1450s, regarded by Time Magazine as the most important individual
of the last millennium.