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Located in the hometown of Johannes Gutenberg, the founder of the printing press, this museum displays a recreation of his original printing press and a collection of other exhibits.
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Liebfrauenplatz 5, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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+49 6131 122640
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I found the Gutenberg bibles very interesting, there were certain things i didn´t understand but the museum staff were very helpful. Also, they do a printing demonstration that was really good.

Thank Angelika K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum need an excellent exhibition designer. The layout is illogical The lighting is poor The interpretation is confusing There are miles too many exhibits poorly arrange It is not only visited by Germans The Eastern section is excellent and worth the visit alone

Thank Facchino46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You should hire a local tour guide to help you understand the brilliance contained in this museum. The personal commentary helps you understand the importance of the printing press to all of us on earth. The displays mostly in German, depict the printing of the...More

1  Thank Melissa R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I realize this is not everyone's cup of tea, but I found it absolutely fascinating!The demonstration of the early printing press is a highlight. The gentleman who did it was interesting and enthusiastic about his presentation. I loved looking at the Bibles! The whole museum...More

Thank CCR227
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Gutenberg museum is a must see if you are visiting Mainz. The whole history about writing from many different cultures is very interesting to see and the Gutenberg bibles are a living piece of history that everyone should see! Very inexpensive at 5 euro...More

Thank TrunkMunky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A different experience about typography-printing through time(even in Asia ) ,a must do in Mainz ,worth a visit

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum displays the magnitude of Gutenberg's contribution to printing, including the printed Bible which is on display. It also has printing exhibits from Japan, Korea, Arab countries and others. Periodically, throughout the day, there are live demonstrations of the printing press. A lot of...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is across from the Cathedral in Markt Square Mainz. Contains according to what we understood 29 remaining copies of Glutenberg bible. Written in 1483 by Mr. Glutenberg cities famous son. The sculpture of him is created in Bronze by a danish sculptor. He...More

Thank Rama1004
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have a long layover in Frankfort? this may be the trip for you. It is an amazing gem that houses one of the first printing presses plus it's extremely rare output the Gutenberg bible which started the "printing press" making the idea of mass creation...More

Thank Julia M
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

This museum is undergoing refurbishment, so much may change. The earlier development of print in China and Japan is interesting. The vault for the earlier mediaeval books us stunning, to show the transition from hand written to print, but after that the museum rather lost...More

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Karen D
October 11, 2018|
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Response from Tomislav L | Reviewed this property |
There are several public parking places around (15 minutes walking). Enough space for big car.
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July 21, 2018|
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It could be one hour or several. It is very comprehensive with lots of signage.
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