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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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Remaining historical relic for photos

A quick visit stop with friends during our Mainz walking tour. Nothing overly elaborate in design... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2018
SMO2015
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

A quick visit stop with friends during our Mainz walking tour. Nothing overly elaborate in design for this medieval (circa 15th century - not made of wood despite name), but an interesting relic in that it is one of three remaining towers comprising the original city walls that survived World War II.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

A short walk from the main marketplace of Mainz, this is one of the last towers that belonged to the city wall that once surrounded the city as part of its defense system from the 15th century. The towers were the gates or entrances into the city and built for defense. Unusual in appearance, it's about 6 stories tall, but you can walk around it and there are a few signs but all in German.

Date of experience: December 2017
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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
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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
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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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