Gutenberg Museum, Mainz

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For a glimpse of two original Gutenberg Bibles from the mid-15th century, along with a look at how Gutenberg handled printing in his time, visit Gutenberg Museum. Here, you'll learn about the history of printing, writing, and books--and you can try out typesetting and printing yourself at the museum's educational print shop. Enhance your experience with the audio tour, especially if you can't read German. See Gutenberg Museum and all Mainz has to offer by arranging your trip with our Mainz trip planner .
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  • Excellent museum about anything printing, presses, books, bookbinding, scripts, and related topics. Lots of 15th century books on display. There is also a film about Gutenberg and a printing demonstra...  more »
  • History of printing a very nice insight. Demonstrations such as letterpress to Gutenberg's times can insight arise as is a Gutenberg Bible.
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  • This is a good museum, with signs in both German and English. It offers a good overview of Gutenberg's times and inventions, as well as an overall history of paper and printing throughout the world. A...  more »
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  • I had a great experience at the Guttenberg Museum in Mainz. The most interesting part of the visit was a practical presentation held in English, by an employee there, where we got a glimpse at the first printing method. We got to see how master Guttenberg came up with the idea of a printing machine. Other great aspects of the museum are the special collection of unique manuscripts and books, the printing machines area and the souvenir shop.
  • Great staff, very prepared, passionate and helpful, the presentation (free of charge) gave us a totally new perception of the complexity of the printing process. A visit not to be missed, that alone is worth a visit to Mainz.
  • If the tour guide asks for a volunteer to operate the press, raise your hand. It's an amazing opportunity to touch history that has literally shaped the life of every person reading this review.
  • Amazing History Let Down by rude staff and bored children. This museum has some of the most important books of all time, it represents the start of the knowledge era. But not for young kids and 'my oh my how rude can staff get'! This museum should be an easy 5*. But not in its current form. PS don't even try to take a photo........
  • Very interesting place. I spent there a lot of time.

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