Sunday, August 21, 2011

Two Weeks in Germany- Mainz, Germany

It is incredible for me to see the history of the European cities! Mainz was first established by the Romans in the 1st century BC. BC... that is before Christ! My mind cannot imagine it. Mainz is also the birthplace of Johannas Gutenberg who invented the printing press with movable type. It has a large shopping area with beautiful old buildings. There are streets of clothing stores, restaurants, banks, and even a grocery store. It is a walking district and most people walk or ride bicycles.

We stayed at the Hilton on the Rhine River. This is the view from our hotel room. Beautiful!

The Promenade along the Rhine River. Such a pretty area to stroll. Everyone in Germany lives outside. They walk and bike everywhere. In the rain.

Some of the buildings near our hotel along the river.

One of our first nights in Mainz we went to the Market Square and ate at Figaros. I have to eat gluten free so I told our waiter. They were very accomidating and the chef made me a wonderful steak, scalloped potatoes, broccoli and salad. It was all wonderful. On the steak is pictured herb butter, which was so good.

One day I went to the Market Square and it was filled with fruit and flower stalls. Everyone rode their bikes and carried their shopping bags or baskets to buy their fruit and vegetables for the week.


Tracy Bentley said...

BEAUTIFUL, my husbands great-grand came from Germany.

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