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Gutenberg Museum

4.3/5
13 Reviews
Museum
Closed Open on Tue-Sat,9:00am-5:00pm;Open on Sun,11:00am-5:00pm;Closed on Mon
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Liebfrauenplatz 5, 55116
Phone: +49-6131-122640

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An important attraction in Mainz is the Gutenberg Museum. This museum is very close to Mainz Cathedral. It was originally closed on Mondays, but we made a group reservation, so we can still go in. Gutenberg is the father of modern printing technology. Although he was hundreds of years later than Bi Sheng, he invented lead type printing in Europe and also invented the printing press. His invention spread rapidly in Europe. The Gutenberg printed bibles are collected in the museum. After the thick bibles are printed, they are hand-decorated by monks, and the beginning of the sentence is bolded. Therefore, each book is a unique treasure.

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  • markkloakflyvespark
    markkloakflyvespark
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    Worth a visit - but...

    Worth a visit if you are interested in the invention of the book press and the history of book printing, communication and enlightment in general. However, I found it very strange that a museum, who e...

    Reviewed on /Date(1596769419000+0800)/
  • Stanley S
    Stanley S
    Stanley, Idaho
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    it's great because of the subject, but medium for the personnel who work there.

    Obviously Gutenberg is a major historic turning point, and seeing manuscripts is incredible, but the personnel who work there want you to not take photos of anything. I guess they either want to prof...

    Reviewed on /Date(1588057053000+0800)/
  • SeliMal
    SeliMal
    Kemnath, Germany
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    Impressive collection but disappointed by staff

    We visited with 3 children today - ages 8, 4.5 and 1.5. The older two were actually fairly excited about the visit and enjoyed seeing the different presses, how paper is made, etc. After the gift shop...

    Reviewed on /Date(1578636614000+0800)/
  • Stephen M
    Stephen M
    Tampa, Florida
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    Gutenberg Museum

    I first visited this museum as a child (when it first opened) and its modern day experience is as good as I remember it. If you are not familiar with printing concepts, equipment or printing press his...

    Reviewed on /Date(1578484899000+0800)/
  • Boopers
    Boopers
    Texas
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    Cash only!

    The museum and gift shop only take cash. It isn’t expensive but we were down to our last Euros. €3.50 for audio guide and €3 for senior admission. You also must leave your identification at the coun...

    Reviewed on /Date(1576371609000+0800)/

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