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Want to learn the history of the printing press? This is the Holy Land then. The good thing is it is accessible rather easily. The great thing is that you get to see some of the rarest presses and books in the world. The bad...More
Of the 49 known complete (or mostly complete) Gutenberg bibles, this museum has 2 of them (as well as a fragment of the last judgement). Amazing. And the cost for the museum is 5 Euro. Well worth a trip.
The museum is a little hard to find, but we were diligent and it was well worth the hunt.
They have many types of printing presses, examples of printed books, and of course 1 and a half original Gutenberg bibles in their vault along with...More
This museum need an excellent exhibition designer.
The layout is illogical
The lighting is poor
The interpretation is confusing
There are miles too many exhibits poorly arrange
It is not only visited by Germans
The Eastern section is excellent and worth the visit alone
You should hire a local tour guide to help you understand the brilliance contained in this museum. The personal commentary helps you understand the importance of the printing press to all of us on earth. The displays mostly in German, depict the printing of the...More
I realize this is not everyone's cup of tea, but I found it absolutely fascinating!The demonstration of the early printing press is a highlight. The gentleman who did it was interesting and enthusiastic about his presentation. I loved looking at the Bibles! The whole museum...More
The Gutenberg museum is a must see if you are visiting Mainz. The whole history about writing from many different cultures is very interesting to see and the Gutenberg bibles are a living piece of history that everyone should see! Very inexpensive at 5 euro...More