Located on the banks of the Rhine, only a few minutes’ walk from the city’s Old Town, Hyatt Regency Mainz is the ideal starting point for exploring Mainz and its museums, churches and boutiques. The city is renowned as the “wine capital of Germany”, offering visitors convenient day trips into the well-known Rheingau and Rheinhessen wine-growing regions, while the hotel’s proximity to the Rhine invites the enjoyment of boat trips to admire castles and other historic buildings along the river.
Every Saturday at the center of the city you can try wines directly from local winemakers at Mainz Marktfrühstück. The partaking winemakers rotate from time to time and leave nothing to be desired. Whether Riesling, Silvaner or Pinot Noir, there is something for everyone’s taste.
Where to Eat: “Weck, Woscht und Woi” – bread roll, sausage and wine
Weinhaus Michel: Rustic wine pub and family owned business since 1756. Popular meeting point for young and old, T: +49 6131 233283
Weinstube Zum Bacchus: Wine pub serving high quality German dishes, T: +49 6131 4875548
Restaurant Bellpepper: Gourmet restaurant with local and international cuisine with a Rhine River view, T: +49 6131 731 1537
What to Bring Home: Good wines from Rheinhessen
The best way to take home the region’s most distinctive flavor is to bring a bottle of wine. Near the hotel is a wine store called Weinraumwohnung, a modern shop for young (and young at heart) wine lovers, T: +49 6131 3042960.
The wine shop Traubenglück even sells wine fashion with amusing wordplay about wine: “Wine not?”, T: +49 6131 4640250
Art + Culture
In the midst of the hustle and bustle is St. Augustine's Church with its Baroque façade incorporated into the row of houses. It was built between 1768 to 1776 for the adjacent former monastery of the Augustinian hermits, and is now a seminary church.
This museum presents its visitors with 160 years of Mainz Carnival history and offers everything that a real fool's heart desires. If you have the time and inclination, you shouldn't miss the "fool's show".