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Gutenberg Museum Mainz, 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 Mainz. 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. Put Gutenberg Museum Mainz and other Mainz attractions into our Mainz itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Between the hubpndreds of books on display and the printing press exhibits it is well worth the visit. Most, but not all, of the exhibit descriptions also have English translations, which is helpful. ...  more »
  • This contemporary museum contains a priceless collection of printed books spanning nearly 600 years. The contribution made by Johannes Gutenberg to the dissemination of knowledge is astounding. By his...  more »
  • Nice museum especially if you have a motivated guide. Good museum shop. See the demonstration of typewritting in Gutenberg's time. Could be boring for children below 10.  more »
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  • Always excellent to visit this museum, with several historic 42-line original print Gutenberg bibles. Unfortunately it is still primarily a German-focused museum with only a small fraction of the information available in English.
  • Being able to see a real Gutenberg Bible is an incredible experience, and there's a lot of super cool history of the history of books and printing! Make sure you don't take pictures, they have people waiting throughout the whole museum to make sure you don't.
  • rude receptionist???? vaguely racist?????? maybe consider a job that doesn't involve interacting with people????? but otherwise, a great collection with bilingual descriptions, perfect for visitors interested in the history of print culture.
  • Beautiful museum with lots of great books. I was very impressed with the history and also on the upper levels don't miss out the influence of the Asian culture and Egyptians to printing. Highly recommend it
  • Good especially the history of the machine. Take the audio guide