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Gutenberg Museum

Liebfrauenplatz 5, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6131 122640
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Liebfrauenplatz 5, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6131 122640
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 20 April 2017

... but could do better on translating everything at least in english. Also the descriptions and explanations given are a bit too short. I felt like I could have learned much more instead of just looking at the fabulous books and machines exposed with a...More

Thank fran b
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

The museum is worth visiting - chock full of printing history and its paraphernalia. The Gutenberg bibles on display was a definite eye opener and a must-see. 5 levels to explore and a live demonstration(in German)on printing the old way at the lowest level.

Thank Tongtonky
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The amount of old machinery and books was surprising. The entrance fee was only 10 euro for 2 people, and it was worth every cent. We even got a short exhibition in German/English of how early printing was done, with a staff member using a...More

Thank Heist79
Reviewed 15 April 2017

You can visit the museum (it is located very near the cathedral of Mainz, which you must not skip in any case), but only if you want to be acquainted with the history of the bookprinting. On the identity of its pioneer you won't get...More

Thank gentbrugg
Reviewed 26 March 2017

An incredible collection of printed works(both historical, contemporary, and global in scope) is presented in a confusing and uninformative way. I left the building knowing almost nothing about the beautiful pieces. The very few labels did have some English translation but so much more could...More

Thank EWW06840
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Remember on Sundays it opens at 11am. We first attended Mass in the cathedral opposite. They had a huge choir and was very peaceful. We did the quick tour using the audio. Highly recommend if you are rushed for time. The highlight is seeing an...More

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Alayne D
Are they open on a Saturday?
10 May 2017|
Response from ct-cruisers | Reviewed this property |
Yes, from 9-5 on Saturday. They are open everyday except Monday
this museum sounds like our cup of tea IF we can get info in English. Is the guided tour in English? Thank you. Susan
8 November 2016|
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Response from Martina I | Property representative |
Hi Susan, thanks for you question and your interest in visiting our museum. The audio guide in English is available at a price of Euro 3.50 at the cash desk of the Gutenberg-Museum. You are asked to leave an identification... More
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Hank B
My parents visited this site and had a map printed on the actual press. This was 20 -25 years ago. It is a map of the world and my dad said the map was printed only five or so times a year. I was wondering what the map is worth and is my dad's (deceased) recollection is correct!
23 July 2015|
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Response from Martina I | Property representative |
Dear Hank, thank you very much for your question. I'm very sorry, but I couldn't find anybody, who worked here 25 years ago. Somebody had a vague memory, that a former collegue printed map on special occations only few times... More
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