Jul 06, 2022

Mainz and Rheinhessen – a small piece of paradise

What makes a region an attractive wine tourism destination? Mainz | Rheinhessen is one of many examples. Learn more about what the “land of thousand hills” and the capital of Rhineland-Palatinate can offer here.

But what makes it special?

Charming capital

Mainz is a city full of history, culture and a zest for life. From the Romans to Gutenberg or the revolutionary development of BioNTech: Mainz has developed into an important science and business location. Most visitors value above all the Mainz way of life. The openness, sociability and joy of life of the people guarantee a warm welcome in the city.

On top of this, Mainz has become a wine authority in Germany. Together with Rheinhessen, it is the exclusive German representative of the Great Wine Capitals. The central location and the innovative strength of the winegrowers make the region a “big player” on the wine market.

Urban wine enjoyment

Mainz is a perfect gateway into the world of wine. Traditional wine culture and modern wine enjoyment present itself in harmony at every turn: In addition to the classic wine taverns of the romantic old town, wine lovers can find more and more modern vinotheques and young gastronomy concepts.

Wine stands at the Rhine Promenade

One of many wine themed events in Mainz
Credit: Landeshauptstadt Mainz

Furthermore, visitors can experience special wine tastings and numerous wine events. There is something for everyone, be it lay or expert audience. The traditional market breakfast in front of the Mainz cathedral or wine tasting stands by the river invite both visitors and natives to enjoy a taste with scenic views. The wine market is another beloved tradition in Mainz. The winemakers present their regional wines, accompanied by a diverse program. The “Weinbörse” (wine fair) or the “Weinforum” (wine forum) are annual highlights for experts.

Easy access to experiences for every taste

And just a quick drive or train ride away from Mainz beckons Rheinhessen with its many attractions. Next to a rich history, it offers magnificent landscapes: soft, green hills and vineyards as far as the eyes can see. A true paradise for outdoor fans and wine lovers!

More than 290 kilometres of hiking trails provide plenty of options for every fitness level. The Hiwwel tours are challenging, yet rewarding and close to nature. The RheinTerrassenWeg on the other hand allows leisurely hikes from wine village to wine village. And the themed hiking trails are a genuine Rheinhessian experience. A variety of cycling paths complement this sporting portfolio.

But there is more to do and experience: Conferencing and working in a vineyard or excellent wine festivals for example. Among the many possibilities are also wine hikes with rented trucks or even an escape room in the midst of a wine cellar! In short: Rheinhessen offers wine experiences for every taste and every budget.

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Hiking in Rheinhessen

Cycling in Rheinhessen

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