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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  • 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.....  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Fascinating exhibit of the evolution of early printing technology. Explanations are generally all in German making it hard for tourists to fully appreciate.
  • Very well displayed the man's history of writing and printing. Most of the explanations are in German, though. Well guided. How important and influential were Gutenberg's efforts that changed the course of passing information from man to man. Camera use not allowed inside the museum. Very nice environment inside the museum and outside as well, by the side of beautiful Rhine river and a market place.

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