"Why only hate? Where does love remain?â€- writer Friedrich Kellner wrote in the diary he used to record the crimes committed by the Nazis.
He worked in the city of gÂ for a period of time. Mainz is a city in Germany well-known for its university and subsequent large student population. As the capital of the Rhineland-Palatinate region it is also known as Germany's wine capital, and has a long established wine growing tradition. Tourists from all over visit this charming city at all times of the year, and there are quite a few options of hotels in Mainz to choose from.
Staying on a Budget
Those visiting Mainz and looking for cheap hotels to stay in have the option of the Hotel Ibis. This hotel is close to the old town and has friendly multilingual staff. It offers modern accommodation and comfort right in the centre of the city. The 144 rooms come with air-conditioning and free wifi. B&B Hotel Mainz-Hechtsheim is another option which offers cheap, well maintained accommodation to travelers visiting Mainz on a budget. It boasts a nice and welcoming atmosphere as it is essentially more of a B&B than a hotel. It is in a convenient location just off the motorway, and rooms come equipped with amenities such as a television, phone and desk. This is one of the cheap hotels which allows pets at an additional cost. Another low-key option is Hotel Moguntia which is located near to the Hauptbahnhof. All rooms come with a bathroom, TV, minbar and Wifi as standard.Â
Indulge in the City
Mainz hotels also come at the higher end of the price range. The Hyatt Regency is one of the Mainz hotels offering five star luxury to guests looking for splendour and elegance during their stay. It is found along the banks of the River Rhine, in an ideal location close to both the Old Town and Mainz city centre. For those looking to indulge the hotel has a restaurant on-site which prepares regional dishes for guests, and also a bar and lounge. There is a spa too offering massages and various treatments, and a pool, sauna and gym. Hotel Atrium Mainz is a privately run option and is one of the most awarded hotels in Mainz, and in Germany. The rooms are modernly furnished with an elegant design making guests feel welcome.Â
Top Things to DoÂ
Mainz Cathedral dominates the city's skyline with its impressive Romanesque architecture, and is often the main draw for tourists. For history buffs there are many museums to choose from including the Gutenberg Museum. Those who love shopping will be impressed with the many small shops and boutiques to explore, and the little cafes to sit and relax in. The beautiful Altstadt - Old Town area is worth exploring too, and many tourists head to the Kirschgarten - Cherry Garden. This small square is a little off the beaten path and is known for its half timbered buildings.Â