Last year, I went to the mardi gras carnival in Frankfurt and it was ok… but not the best. This year, a group of friends and I went to Mainz because it’s bigger and better there. Here are some of the photos I took – Enjoy! Click on a photo to open up the gallery.
To kickstart my new year of travelling, I decided to take a step out of Frankfurt for the day (which I have rarely done) and have a look around Mainz with two girlfriends. We laughed to see that there was still a very small Christmas market – with most of the drinks all sold out and just a dribble of mulled wine left!
I have to be honest with you – Mainz was boring. Very very boring. But what it did have going for it was lots of street art/sculptures/things to look at. Like this fountain.
Can you spot the real dog?
Mainz cathedral had a really sinister vibe to it. The decor and things inside were pretty spooky…
Like this one here with the fat dude in the middle with Jesus on the cross and the skeleton beside him.
We spent FOREVER trying to find the roman theatre!
But this is all we found when we eventually got there…
For me, the highlight of the day was St Stephen’s church.
Which had gorgeous blue stained glass windows. It really was beautiful, and we got there just at sunset so it was simply gorgeous.
I think Mainz is a place for the summer/carnival time. Not really for the winter… for how much they try and attract tourists, their signage wasn’t so good, and there weren’t THAT many things to do. Maybe I should go again in the summer and try again…