Mainz is a German city on the Rhine River, the capital of the Rhineland-Palatinate region. It’s known for its old town, with half-timbered houses and medieval market squares.

Tourism: In the town centre, the Marktbrunnen is a Renaissance fountain with red columns. Nearby, a distinctive octagonal tower tops the Romanesque Mainz Cathedral, built of deep red sandstone. The Gutenberg Museum honors the inventor of the printing press with exhibits, including 2 of his original bibles.