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Temple of Isis & Mater Magna, Mainz

Address: Roemerpassage 1, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #8 of 16 Attractions in Mainz
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural

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355 reviews 355 reviews
202 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you are in Mainz you must visit this history of Old Mainz.Its preserved well below a shopping mall.They found it while excavating to build the shopping mall.They have a good audio and video presentation.This is inside the Roman Passage.

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San Francisco, California
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13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I am proud of my hometown and love to show it off to my friends from the US. One of the more recent discoveries are artifacts dating back to Roman days. The site was discovered when an old after the war shopping center and the former site of Woolworth was rebuilt. Located below the new Roemer Passage is a small... More 

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Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Had to hang out in Mainz during a strike in the Frankfurt Airport and chose this museum as it was in the very centre of the city. Easy to access and with the english booklet also interesting to browse on your own, but if Udo is there he'll take you through the exhibition AND MORE! Never seen a guide so... More 

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Millersville, Maryland
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62 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Mainz is an old Roman town. So often when they prepare to build, they find more ruins. This occurred when they started building the Romer Passage. So they preserved the site and built the shopping center over it. There is no admission, donations graciously accepted. Tour and information plaques are no in English. There are a few attendants who speak... More 

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New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We searched like crazy in the Mall to locate this in the basement. It seemed very contrived and did not appreciate the demand for a donation at the exit.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Underneath the shopping center the Romerpassage (very close to the Landesmuseum) you can visit the remains of the ancient temple of Isis and Mater Magna, which are shown in a nice, kind of mysterious lighting. The entrance is free, so you can just pop in after shopping. In the room with the remains also some finds and artefacts are shown... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

It was very clean & comfortable, but very dark lighting (for the purposeful effects). It looked fake, like a replica, too tidy for ruins. It was donation only.

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Cool little place for history buffs. However, it is a bit hard to find as it is inside/underneath the shopping mall that was build over the ruins. Admission was free and I spent about 1 hr looking at the artifacts and ruins. Make sure you ask at the information desk for an English translation of the interpretive signs. They have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

This is one of my favorite spots to visit in Mainz. I have been here at least 5 times and enjoy it more each visit. The way they have the exhibitions, lighting and sound set up is really good and you feel like you are in the old temple. Love the video with the woman buying the "curse". Especially since... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Discovered when the Hilton Hotel chain began excavations for a new hotel, the Temple of Isis is located under a shopping centre and could be a little hard to find if you were visiting on a DIY basis. The guide was easy to understand (English speaking tour) and happy to answer all our questions. There is a vast amount of... More 

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