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A medieval town gate

Mainz is so lucky to have several gates left over from the middle ages. This one has markings to... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Peter S
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bonn
Nice old building

This is a very nice old building and I found it worth a visit to have a look at it. And because... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
Ralf K
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Karlsruhe
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Over 80% of Mainz's main city was destroyed in the Allied bombing campaign of WWII. The Holzturm is one of the last remaining markers of its previous history. While the Cathedral and other major buildings have been restored, or were spared, take a moment to visit the tower. It is a survivor from another era.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 101jumper
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

This apparently is the tower and gateway into the old city of Mainz, it is beautiful, but there is very little information provided on site for the tourist, and no sign of the old walls that surrounded the city.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Linda4nature
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

Mainz was heavily blitzed during World War Two so much of the city is modern. This is one of only three such gate-towers still remaining from the old city wall in Mainz.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

We spend a couple of minutes to see this impressive medieval tower in the heart of Mainz.

You can walk around and realize that the original base level is below the current street level.

Signs explain the reasons why and give further information.

A few minutes after we continued our walk around Mainz...

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank FrankGeisler
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

The tower itself is interesting and maintained nicely. However, when I was there I witnessed a homeless man living underneath of it, with actual furniture, yelling at himself. Other than that, the tower is 1 of 2 (I believe) that still exist from the days of the old wall.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Heist79
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