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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  • August 18, 2017
    Let me start by saying that I think the original Gutenberg Bible is true because the Mona Lisa. For the rest if you don't know German on 95% of the content is inaccessible. A few captions in English, print demonstration in German only. The Pearl of Teutonic organization is the movie in 7 languages, including Italian, "but not every day", it is usually only in German. Children also are badly considered. Not recommended
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  • August 14, 2017
    When I saw that the Gutenberg Museum was one of the tours on my Rhine River cruise, I knew I would be thrilled to learn more about the man Time Magazine designated The Man of the Millennium. But I was...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    The visit is disappointing if you don't speak German because almost nothing is translated not even in English. The audio guide, available in french, is a complement to the visit but does not really level the lack of translation. Most disappointing is the poor quality of the lights, most of the time you're making shadow and all the works are therefore not put in value.
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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

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