Scenes from Mainz Carnival

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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.

A Trip to Mainz

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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!
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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.


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Can you spot the real dog?

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Mainz cathedral had a really sinister vibe to it. The decor and things inside were pretty spooky…

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Like this one here with the fat dude in the middle with Jesus on the cross and the skeleton beside him.

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We spent FOREVER trying to find the roman theatre!

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But this is all we found when we eventually got there…

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For me, the highlight of the day was St Stephen’s church.

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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…