The city of Mainz (www.mainz.de) is a charming, open-minded city. It dates back 2,000 years to Roman times and still has a historic centre with a magnificent medieval cathedral. It was also here, in 1450, that Johannes Gutenberg invented modern book printing. The city is located at the confluence of two of the most important rivers in Germany, the Rhine and the Main, and has spectacular esplanades.

Mainz is within easy reach of both cosmopolitan Frankfurt, with its famous opera house, avant-garde museums and glass-and-steel banking district, and the Rhine valley region with its castles, vineyards and nature reserves that offer great outdoor activities. With Frankfurt airport – the largest airport in mainland Europe – only 20 minutes away, countless European and overseas destinations are within easy reach.