Mainz and its historical heritage
Many cities in Germany have impressive histories, rich in achievement. Large and small, all have had their heyday. However, Mainz has enjoyed a unique cultural and historical heritage. Not only is it 2,000 years old, but it is continuous throughout every age and epoch, directly in the forefront of developments starting from the day its founder, Roman General Drusus, first stepped off the boat. From antiquity until today, Mainz has actively imparted its nature on events, reflecting and determining the spirit of the ages. A treasure trove of art, artefacts, and objects reflecting the people of Mainz and the lives they led awaits you in our many museums.