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Sunday activities near Mainz?

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Sunday activities near Mainz?

I understand Mainz is a sleepy town on Sundays but we are staying there. Are Rhine river cruises and things open on Sundays in Ruedesheim, Wiesbaden, or other neighboring towns? We will have no car. Just public transportation.

Mainz, Germany
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1. Re: Sunday activities near Mainz?

Well, generally, shops are closed in Germany on Sunday. Rüdesheim's souvenir stores are an exception. RÜD can be quite crowded with visitors on Sunday, it makes for a popular outing and is the best place to start a Rhine cruise. You can reach it by train from Mainz via Wiesbaden.

When will you be here? The next two weekends the annual wine festival takes place at Mainz' Stadtpark, a most wonderful event. But also on a "usual" Sunday Mainz is very enjoyable and the river promenade quite lively actually.

Karlsruhe, Germany
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for Baden-Wurttemberg, Baden-Wurttemberg
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2. Re: Sunday activities near Mainz?

On Sundays you can do everything a visitor would do, with one single exception, namely shopping. A city the size of Mainz will never be sleepy.

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for Cambodia
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3. Re: Sunday activities near Mainz?

Plenty of museums open in Mainz on Sundays - the Gutenberg Museum is fantastic

If you decide to go to Rudesheim make a point of visiting Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett - its probably the best small museum I have ever visited. https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Re…

Edited: 3:05 am, August 24, 2017
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for Frankfurt
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4. Re: Sunday activities near Mainz?

If you are there in Mainz this weekend, the largest cultural fest will be happening in Frankfurt! The Museums Riverbank Fest. Take the train and come to our super fest.


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5. Re: Sunday activities near Mainz?

For real, if you come this weekend, Frankfurt is your best option. Along the river you will find 20+Stages with live music from all over the World, great local and international food, beergardens and hundreds of performances. It starts Friday and ends on Sunday with a huge Firework.

Another advantage is that you can visit the most popular Museums(some are world-class) for a nominal entrance fee of €7 all weekend long. One of the best festivals in Europe

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