The location on the Rhine, the nearness to some of Germany’s loveliest landscapes and the mild climate make Mainz an ideal starting point for hiking, river trips and cycling tours. You can reach all the destinations by car or by train in a good hour at the most.
Places of recreation in the city in summer are the banks of the Rhine, the large open spaces in the parks with children’s and water playgrounds or the beer gardens by the Rhine.
You will find peace and relaxation in the fresh air in every season of the year during a stroll along the bank of the Rhine, in the Rose Garden or the City Park or along the paths lined by chestnut trees on the old fortification ramparts. Would you care to relax in the sauna, in the tepidarium or have a feel-good massage? The baths, thermal baths and wellness and spa areas of the hotels await you!
In Mainz and Rhine-Hesse, numerous cycle tracks open up marvellous landscapes, cultural highlights and historical sights. The “Romans’ Route” (Römerroute) through Mainz is 13 kilometres long and leads past 19 stops.
You will find further tours in the Cycle Tracks Map Mainz and Rhine-Hesse.
Sometimes it does not take much to make you feel really well. A stroll in pleasant countryside, a little movement in the fresh air, a visit to a thermal bath - and you feel like a new person. Would you care to relax in the sauna, in the tepidarium or have a feel-good massage? The baths, thermal baths and wellness and spa areas of the hotels await you!
Wellness and spa offers in Mainz and the surrounding area
Mainz is surrounded by attractive landscapes offering something for every taste. They are located at the most one hour by car away from the State Capital. However, unforgettable and eventful excursions can also be made by cycle or ship.
Excursion into the regions
Breath deeply in green Mainz. Numerous parks and green spaces invite you to tarry awhile, do some sport, barbecue and stroll along. It is possible to romp about, climb and play wonderfully in the adventure and water playgrounds. One attraction in the Volkspark is the Children’s Railway.
Mainz parks at a glance.
Sandy beach, sun and cool drinks: From May to September, sun-seekers put up their deckchairs on the Rhine beaches. Finest beach sand, palms and the cool waves of the river offer the right ambience for extensive sunbathing, beach volleyball and water sport. Beach bars and sausage stands provide the victuals for the beach pirates.
Rhine beaches: Addresses
Rhine ship trips
In summer, a trip by ship is a refreshing and exciting way to get to know our region. Discover the changes of landscape on a tour to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley: past avenues of trees on the riverside promenades, green vineyards, small, pleasant wine-growers’ villages, palaces and castles. A day trip up the Main to Frankfurt is full of variety: It takes you past peaceful riverside meadows right into the heart of Rhine-Main’s pulsating banking capital.
Addresses and links of the shipping companies
Float soundlessly above the villages, vineyards and fields of Rhine-Hesse on a warm summer evening: Various companies in Rhine-Hesse offer balloon trips, gliding and powered flying and sightseeing flights.
Excursions with Tourist Service Center
Anyone not wanting to explore the region around Mainz entirely on his own initiative can book one of the excursions offered by Mainz Tourist Office (Tourist Service Center). Qualified guides accompany you and show you the loveliest places!
The excursions with Mainz Tourist Office (Tourist Service Center) on the Website www.mainz-tourismus.com