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

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

Thank Vivek M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank Mason883
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A most amazing place. Very well presented tour by docent. Two New Testaments & 1 old. Great explanation of his printing technique with a demonstration.

Thank Verne K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A large exhibition of material dedicated to the printed word . 2 authentic Gutenberg bibles along with other rare printed textes .

1  Thank Steven H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank mcdonjo1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found the Gutenberg bibles very interesting, there were certain things i didn´t understand but the museum staff were very helpful. Also, they do a printing demonstration that was really good.

Thank Angelika K
Reviewed 12 October 2018

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

Thank Facchino46
Reviewed 7 October 2018

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

1  Thank Melissa R
Reviewed 7 October 2018

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

Thank CCR227
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

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

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Response from Tomislav L | Reviewed this property |
There are several public parking places around (15 minutes walking). Enough space for big car.
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21 July 2018|
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It could be one hour or several. It is very comprehensive with lots of signage.
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