The name Bacharach is probably of Celtic origin. For sure Bacharach the small town at the Middle Rhine had a turbulent history. The first evidence is from the 11th Century. The so called “Bachus Altar” a rock in the river Rhine was likely a place of worship since the Roman century. Unfortunately the altar was blasted away during the flow regulation in the late 19th century.
During the middle ages the city became an important trading center for wine and also for wood from the near 'Hunsrueck' mountains. This led to considerable wealth and the receiving of town charter in 1356.
Castle “Stahleck” is towering high above the city. Raised by Herman von Stahleck in the 13th century. Today the castle is a very popular youth hostel.
On the way to the castle above the city there are the remains of the famous romantic Werner chapel
Castle Stahleck, Werner chapel, Painters Point, Night watchman guided
tour, City Wall
The Castle “Pfalzgrafenstein”
located on a rock in the middle of the river Rhine. 1813 Right here
Prussian field marshal Bluecher passed the Rhine river when he followed
Napoleon to defeat him.
There are the remains of a once magnificent monument from the roman century at the south of the citadel. It is named after a roman commander Drusus who died 9 before christ.
to the citadel is the train station 'Römisches Theater' you can
view the excavation of the largest roman theater north of the Alps.
For Guided tours follow the link: www.theatrum-mainz.de
The most famous citizen of yore of Mainz was the inventor of the book printing, Johannes Gutenberg. At the Gutenbergmuseum you'll find a reconstruction of the former printing workshop of Gutenberg along with original tools and equipment from the 15th century. Highlight of the museum is the last complete copy of the Holy Bibel printed by Gutenberg. Just 180 copies of this very first ever printed Holy Bible have initially been printed by Gutenberg in the 15th century.
Tuesday- Saturday. 9am- 5pm Sunday.11am-3pm.
Tuesday- Sunday 9am-5pm
The church of St. Stephan was build from 992 as a collegiate church. It became world famouse because of it's windows, designed by the french artist Mark Chargall in the 1970's
www.st-stephan-mainz.de Open from November to February Monday- Saturday 10am-04:30pm, Sunday noon -04:30pm, March to October Monday- Saturday till 5pm
More sights at: www.touristik-mainz.de
As native Mainzers we will be happy to provide you with some insider advices about our home city.
Mainz,, Gutenbergplatz (Tel. 06131/2851222)
'Deutsches Eck' at the junction of Rhein and Mosel
Old town, historical district
Castle Fort Ehrenbreitstein
City of Towers and Wine
Liebfrauenkirche, St. Martinskirche, Castle Schönburg
Night Watchman Tour, during season every last Saturday, bookings at Touristinfo
Mäuseturm on an island in the Rhein
'Museum am Strom'- Exhibition about Hildegard von Bingen
Tuesday – Sunday 10am- 5pm)
Surrounding: Waterpark 'Rheinwelle', Ingelheim
Brömserburg with Rheingau Winemuseum
Surrounding: Cable Car to the monument 'Niederwalddenkmal'