We went to Mainz in June 2015.
The first stop was Mainz cathedral.
Saint Boniface in the courtyard.
Mainz Cathdral is open to the public except during services and concerts.
March to October
Monday – Friday 09.00 – 18.30
Saturday 09.00 – 16.00
Sundays and holidays 12.45 – 15.00 and 16.00 – 18.30
November to February
Monday – Friday 09.00 – 17.00
Saturday 12.45 – 15.00 and 16.00 – 17.00
We also visited the Cathedral Museum.
I didn’t much think it was worth €16 for a family ticket. We were able to take pictures of the church artifacts.
Next, we went to see the Chagall windows at St. Stephen’s church.
I love this door with the fish and bread handles.
The Chagall choir windows in St. Stephen are unique in Germany. Between 1978 and his death in 1985, Russian-Jewish artist Marc Chagall created nine stained-glass windows of scriptural figures in luminous blue. The figures depict scenes from the Old Testament, demonstrating the commonalities across Christian and Jewish traditions. Chagall intended his work to be a contribution to Jewish-German reconciliation, made all the more poignant by the fact that Chagall himself fled France under Nazi occupation.
The entire church has a blue hue from the light coming in through the windows. It’s very peaceful and calming.
The artist’s plan for the windows:
Last, we to Bodyworlds to culminate our science studies of the human body!
No pictures were allowed inside.
We learned SO MUCH about how the human body works from viewing the real body parts!
We got an ice cream treat before heading home.
They were all worn out from such a big day!
Mainz is an easy day trip. We plan to go back next year to visit the Gutenberg Museum for our medieval studies.
Mainz is about an hour from Ramstein and 1 hour 45 minutes from Spangdahlem.