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“Guttenberg Bibles”
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Gutenberg Museum
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$176.58*
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Wiesbaden and Mainz Day Trip from Frankfurt
Ranked #4 of 59 things to do in Mainz
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Owner description: 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.
Houston, Texas
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“Guttenberg Bibles”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

I had never been here before, but the museum was quite nice. make sure you catch the the prinyting demonstration at the top of each hour. With audio guides, admission was 17 euros for 2. Just to see the bibles in the vault was a treat.

Visited May 2013
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“Very interesting”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

See where the Information Age really began.

Mid 1400's and an entrepreneur looking for the best way to earn money (after failing other things) set up a production line for producing black and white pages to be turned into books.

It's a great story and a product which we take for granted.

Visited May 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Must see in Mainz”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

A great place to visit in Mainz. Nice displays on Gutenberrg and the history of printing. English language audio tours on iPods do a great job of explaining the useum.

Visited May 2013
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Hobart, Australia
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“Specialist Museum”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

The Gutenberg Museum in Mainz Germany is a well presented collection with a highly specialized focus. The collection is centered around very early printed books. There is a range of associated printing displays, including actual printing equipment, but the centre pieces are the Gutenberg Bibles, which are stored within a walk-through vault (visitors can peer very closely at the displays). If you are a historian or book collector then the large 15th and 16th Century book displays are exceptional but otherwise, you may find the displays a little too specialized. Entry is 5 Euros for adults.

Visited April 2013
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“An education”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

This was a fab museum - I had not realised the history of the printed page. The printed page is precious and we should not take it for granted - we have made so much progress - amazing

Visited March 2013
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