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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Liebfrauenplatz 5, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I didn’t expect much, my mother was the one who wanted to visit only to see the Gutenberg Bibles. I tried to make the most of it though it wasn’t in my interest. For those who are super into this type of thing, check it...More

Thank Tia B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Start on the second floor where there are some original Gutenberg bible's in a low light security room. There is also an interesting section on far eastern print history. There are English descriptions throughout. This is not the same on the other floors where there...More

Thank Nigel G
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had high expectations got this museum as we are intensely interested in the history of writing. Some aspects of the museum made it less successful than expected. First, it is noted that Gutenberg had a huge influence not just on printing but the development...More

Thank mule54
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gutenberg Museum offers a comprehensive history of printing. The museum takes you from the early days of printing to more modern techniques. A large selection of old books and newspapers is on display. The vault room contains a small collection of extremely valuable books...More

Thank Jeffrey K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see on any visit to Mainz. Obviously the printing press had a major impact on civilization and it was developed right here.

Thank tombob7
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum. Learned a lot about this important invention. They had great exhibits including a hands on demonstration of how the first printing press worked. Plus some original copies of the Bible that was first product of the printing press.

Thank jdteeth
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

If you are ever in Germany, you have to visit this Museum. It offers so much to see from the printing press to the bible. Worth seeing!

1  Thank Michael T
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Very interesting museum, we used the English audio guide which I would recommended. Very reasonable at €17 for 2 adults. Staff very friendly and helpful.

2  Thank Clare T
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent museum about anything printing, presses, books, bookbinding, scripts, and related topics. Lots of 15th century books on display. There is also a film about Gutenberg and a printing demonstration. Recommended!

1  Thank Karsten K
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

This is a good museum, with signs in both German and English. It offers a good overview of Gutenberg's times and inventions, as well as an overall history of paper and printing throughout the world. After a while the many rooms of so many printing...More

2  Thank Athena5000
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Not Mondays.....and especially take note of public holidays, which include a number of church holy days that may not be marked in other countries.
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