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Gutenberg Museum

Liebfrauenplatz 5, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6131 122640
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Located in the hometown of Johannes Gutenberg, the founder of the printing press, this museum displays a recreation of his original printing press and a collection of other exhibits.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Liebfrauenplatz 5, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6131 122640
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Interesting and didactic museum. See how the mobile type may be used and admire the first impressed bibles.

Thank Mabedui
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Oh my, this museum is amazing! We just barely made it out after 4 1/2 hours of learning everything about the moving type/printing. They also provide demonstrations and short films. The museum shop has many interesting items for purchase from copies of old bible pages...More

Thank AucklandKat
Reviewed 24 June 2017

This museum was a great surprise for me. You are able to see many of the old books in great detail. Also, the printing presses that were there were fascinating. Most of the exhibit is in English, but some of the examples are only given...More

Thank devin8339
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Between the hubpndreds of books on display and the printing press exhibits it is well worth the visit. Most, but not all, of the exhibit descriptions also have English translations, which is helpful. You learn a lot about Gutenberg as well, like he was from...More

Thank ExperiencedTravelers
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This contemporary museum contains a priceless collection of printed books spanning nearly 600 years. The contribution made by Johannes Gutenberg to the dissemination of knowledge is astounding. By his invention of moveable metal type, reliable printing ink and printing machines adapted from a wine press...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Nice museum especially if you have a motivated guide. Good museum shop. See the demonstration of typewritting in Gutenberg's time. Could be boring for children below 10.

Thank maraquan
Reviewed 25 May 2017

A very well organised museum. It is worth paying it a visit once you sre in Mainz. If you have enough time, you can take the audio tour that will help you understand the exhibits.

Thank 12katerina
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Visited Mainz and stumbled across this gem. Didnt even know it was actually here that the very first mechanically printed document was made - the Gutenberg Bible (there are 3 copies in the musuem). Takes you from the first written documents through to modern day...More

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

This is no doubt an important Museum, but it is a little bit dull. The 'vault' where they keep the bibles is pretty cool and there is a printing press that you can have a go of. €5 for adults to get in - so...More

Thank shatterhand55
Reviewed 29 April 2017

An impressive museum with 4 levels (or so). Tip: take the audio tour, which will help you to focuss on the essentials.

Thank Rachel D
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Stewart S
6 July 2017|
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Aim Parking 'Am Brand', access in the 'Quintinstrasse'.
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Stewart S
6 July 2017|
Response from Gerda P | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are several places close by and here are websites which can help you. It tells you about all parking possibilities and shows all parking sites as well as a possibility of reserving a parking spot. The Gutenberg... More
Alayne D
9 May 2017|
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Yes, from 9-5 on Saturday. They are open everyday except Monday