City Facts - Mainz
Mainz is a city in Germany. It is capital of the state
Rhineland Palatinate, and has a population of roughly 215,000. Once a military
post, it played pivotal role in the Roman Empire and went on to become the provincial
capital of Germania Superior. It lies on River Rhine and close to the river
Main. Mainz is most famous for its printing.
The city lays claim to having invented the first
movable-type printing press, which served the purpose of helping print books. Since
then it’s become a leading hub in Germany, and is also home to a number of big
businesses including glass manufacturer, Schott Ag and the chemical factory of
Werner and Mertz.
Popular sites include Emperor Street, Theodor Heuss Bridge
and St. Augustin church. Visitors will find no shortage of public
transport in Mainz. Its main train station, Mainz Central, serves as many as
80,000 people a day, and the city is also covered by a tram network.
The closest airport to Mainz is Frankfurt Airport, at 10
miles east of Mainz.
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