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Temple of Isis & Mater Magna, Mainz

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Address: Roemerpassage 1, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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A drop of ancient Rome in a shopping mall

The temple of Isis and Mater Magna is located inside of a shopping mall. Entrance is free but donations are welcome. Around the ruins of the ancient roman temple there is a small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Bad Ems, Germany
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Bad Ems, Germany
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The temple of Isis and Mater Magna is located inside of a shopping mall. Entrance is free but donations are welcome. Around the ruins of the ancient roman temple there is a small exhibition of archeological findings. Great audio-visual parts as well - however, German language skills are here requiered. I really enjoyed my stay here! Certainly a place that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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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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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5 attraction reviews
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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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Frankfurt
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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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