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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 31, 2016
Whats the temperature like...  (3 Answers)

Will be mainz this June. Do I
pack warm?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 12, 2015
shopping on Sunday  (2 Answers)

Any chance the stores like DM or Rewe or Mueller would be open this Sunday November 15.
I was told there are 4 Sundays in the year the stores are open.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 21, 2015
Shopping on Saturday April 04th, 2015.  (11 Answers)

Good day all!
I am planning to visit the city of Mainz, Germany on Easter weekend. Saturday, April 04th. Need help! Can someone tell me if the stores will be open ex. groceries, food, pharmacies, clothes...etc. If yes, then what time do stores close.
Thank You!
John. :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 03, 2015
Day trip from Mainz to tour a castle(s)?  (13 Answers)

We are thinking that we might like to take a day trip from Mainz via train (we have a eurail pass) to find a castle(s) to tour. We had seen that Koblenz was just up the river and wondered if it would be a worthwhile trip to go up there, getting on and off the train along the way at any places that are interesting. Or would there be a more exciting/interesting trip to see/tour castles going from Mainz via train in another direction? Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 15, 2014
Public Laundry in Mainz?  (5 Answers)

I am hoping to pack rather light for our 10 day trip since there won't be great variations in temperature, and hope there might be a public laundry facility in Mainz for a mid-week refresher of some clothing?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 06, 2014
European Trains  (26 Answers)

If I buy a Eurail pass, does it include the trains that would run from Frankfurt airport to Mainz or are those not included in the system? I am trying to compare a price for the pass to the prices for individual train rides that we know we'll be taking and having a hard time finding pricing for the individual train rides.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 09, 2014
Pharmacies open on Sundays?  (9 Answers)

Hello all.!!!
I will be in Mainz, Germany on Sunday, Oct 19th. I heard the pharmacies or (drugstores) are closed on Sundays.
Q. Are there any exceptions? Or does anyone who live in Mainz if there are any pharmacies open on Sundays in Mainz?
Thank you in advance.!
John from Montreal.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 23, 2014
Topographic map retailers

Where in Mainz can you buy topographic maps?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 20, 2013
guest house in historic center  (1 Answer)

Are there any historic guests houses in center of Mainz


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 03, 2013
Sporting goods, used

I'm looking to buy gently used ski clothes, gloves, goggles etc. are their any stores that specialize in this?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 06, 2013
Used Clothing Stores and Formal Gown Stores in Mainz?  (4 Answers)

Are there good discount or used clothing stores in Mainz? Also where would be a good place or places to find formal dresses in Mainz? Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 25, 2013
Supermarkets on sundays  (3 Answers)

Please tell me which supermarkets are opened on sundays.
Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 13, 2013
Mainz to Oberwesel (august)  (9 Answers)

I plan to get the ferry to Oberwesel

Does anyonehave any ideas how often ferry's leave costs etc.

I have had a look at the KD website and it says there are only two ferries at 8.45am & 9.45am is this correct or are there more ferries

Any help is much appreciated

Cheers


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 09, 2013
Frankfurt airport to mainz  (39 Answers)

do i need to prebook a train from Frankfurt airport to mainz to save money i've been on the DB Bahn site and there are a number of trains which are not available for purchase on line but it states they are 15euros flat rate.

is this rate available if i just buy on the day

thanks for any help!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 04, 2013
Frankfurt to Mainz  (2 Answers)

Hi, I'll arrive in Mainz to study there on a study abroad program. I will be arriving in Frankfurt Intl Airport. I've been looking at the buses and trams and different types of transportation, but I cant quite figure it out. What is the easiest and cheapest way for me to get from the airport to FH Mainz?
Help is appreciated
Jude


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 08, 2012
Mainz-Wiesbaden-Frankfurt or Wiesbaden-Mainz-Frankfurt?  (4 Answers)

Hi there:

In a few weeks, I'll travel from Karlsruhe (after the meeting there) to Mmainz and Wiesbaden, and the question, is, which order would you recommend me? Mainz-Wiesbaden or Wiesbaden-Mainz?

Something absolutely essential to consider is that I must be at Frankfurt Airport no later tha 5 pm that day.

Thanks!

PS: Should I visit just one city, and, which one? (in case you consider it's too much in just one day)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 01, 2012
Frankfurt airport to mainz athletics baseball club  (5 Answers)

Hi
My son is coming for tryouts being held at the athletic club. Anyone know the easiest way from the airport Frankfurt (FRA) to the club? Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 23, 2011
Germany DB Train Fine of 40 Euros  (9 Answers)

Hi everyone,

I was recently fined 40 euros for not having my ticket. I actually had my German university
ID (which counts as a train pass), but I had lost it that day. Seriously, I would not lie about this. However, the guard didn't speak English and shouted at me, "In Germany, WE SPEAK DEUTSCH".
I still tried to explain my situation in vain.

I gave him my name, date of birth, and temporary address in Germany. My question is,
will this follow me back to the states? I don't see how they can do anything about this
since they don't have my credit card info or anything. My address is Germany was
unofficial, so it's not connected to my name. Also, I'm leaving in a couple days so
even if they mailed something to my German address, I would never receive it.

I'm a poor college student and I did nothing wrong. I really don't want to pay this
stupid bill. What should I do?

Thanks for your help :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 28, 2011
Travelling from Frankfurt Airport  (8 Answers)

I am coming to a competition to be held at the Sportzentrum Mainz-Laubenheim.

Please could you tell me the best way to travel there from Frankfurt airport, either by train or by taxi and rough travelling times and costs.

I am also staying in Mainz at the Novotel. Is it easy to get from the Sportzentrum to Mainz centre, ie is it walking distance, or would I need to get a taxi?

Thanks very much appreciated. Trying to be organised before I get there!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 02, 2010
Looking for Jesters  (3 Answers)

I am thinking about vacationing in Germany next November and I was wondering if the 11-11 celebration in Mainz is public? If so what could I expect?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 26, 2010
paris to mainz  (3 Answers)

Hello, How can I get from Paris to Mainz. I wish to travel by train. Many thanks, Rose.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 26, 2010
airport train  (7 Answers)

We are arriving into Frankfurt airport in Dec. and then wish to travel to Milano italy the next day, a train travel person in Australia told us that to catch a train from the airport we would have to go via Mainz and change trains there is this correct, or should we go from the main city station, Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 29, 2010
I just found out that I am moving to Mainz for a year! Please help!  (15 Answers)

Hi,

My wife and I are moving from the United States to Mainz this August. I will be teaching at the University of Mainz for one year. My wife hopes to find work upon her arrival. Unfortunately, neither of us speak German - though we are trying pick up enough to carry on conversations. I have a few questions and would greatly appreciate any insight you can provide.

1. We have not yet found a place to live. I have been looking at furnished apartments online, but haven't found anything. Is it advisable to secure an apartment in advance without actually seeing it? Or is the furnished apartment market extensive enough that I should be able to find a place in the first two weeks that I am there?

2. Also, what is a reasonable commute to the University? Meaning, if we don't have a car, is it onerous to commute from one of the out lying suburbs or even Wiesbaden?
3. My wife and I hope to travel as much as we can while we are in Europe. We would like to see several places in Germany as well as Paris, Prague, Amsterdam, etc. What do you recommend as far as buying a Eurail pass or the Bahn discount cards? Is it something I should buy before I arrive?

4. I am flying into Frankfurt. I will probably have three or four large bags with me. Should I try to take the train to Mainz or rent a car? I will be arriving early on a Tuesday morning after a fourteen hour flight.

5. In case I wait to find a place until I get there, do you have any recommendations on a place to stay for the first two weeks while I try to find accommodations?

6. Last one: Do you have any thoughts on my wife finding a job? She is a certified public accountant here in the states. She understands that it may be difficult to find work in her profession, so she is prepared to take (almost) any sort of job. She does not speak German.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can provide assistance with these questions!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 27, 2010
Beach in Mainz  (4 Answers)

We're new to Mainz and would like to find a beach to take the kids to. I read in one post that there are artificial beaches along the Rhine. Can anyone give me specific directions? (Are there multiple beaches or is there only one?) We're in Wiesbaden.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 29, 2010
do I have the time?  (4 Answers)

I will have a layover in Frankfurt (6/5 saturday) I'm arriving at 11:30am and departing 5:20pm. Do I have time to go to Mainz to take the KD boat tour? What is the exact way to get to the boat dock from the airport? I will be traveling with my 8yr old son. We plan to leave our luggage at the airport. Any suggestions or input would be appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 15, 2010
Taxi from Hahn to Mainz  (4 Answers)

Hi!
I would appreciate a rough estimate (100€? something else?) for a taxi fare from Frankfurt Hahn airport to Mainz?
Many thanks in advance!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 12, 2009
holiday apartment  (4 Answers)

I am coming to Mainz this Christmas with my husband and 2 adult daughters to visit my son and his wife who just moved to Mainz. We are having troubles finding and apartment self-catering unit to rent over the holidays. Any suggestions? Thanks!!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 14, 2009
Canadians traveling to Mainz  (6 Answers)

My husband and I (both in our 60's) are planning a 6 day trip to Germany.We will be arriving in Frankfurt Aug.27 6:30am. We've been told the best place to start our visit to the Rhine is Mainz north. Also mentioned is Rudesheim. We wanted to stay at gasthaus-stahl.de,looks nice on the internet.
My question: Are these towns close,of course the thought of no speed limits interest my husband.(me not so much) Is it a good idea to rent a car or travel by bus and train. We are interested in wineries. My husband is not much of a walker
Also want to take a river cruise
Any help with setting up an itinerary would be of great help.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 14, 2009
Time to kill in Mainz  (1 Answer)

I will be in Mainz for a birthday in early April and want to go to a couple of nice authentic German food places for lunch on the Sunday and Monday before flying back to England from Hahn.
I have a car and am looking for somewhere up to 45 minutes outside Mainz city preferably an old inn or something like that.
Any foodies out there with appetising ideas?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 29, 2008
Mainz Trains  (5 Answers)

What is the 3 letter code for booking trains to Mainz?



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