Thursday Doors: Mainz, Germany

My Thursday Doorscursion Post today is featuring Mainz, Germany. All of my photos were taken in the three and a half mile, half-moon shaped historic district that lies along the Rhine River. The architecture is fantastic, revealing half timbered buildings, several historic churches and cellars known for their famous wines. During WWII most of the city was destroyed and the city was in the French zone after the war. Great effort was taken to rebuild the historic city center. Today it is a popular tourist attraction. It wouldn’t be right to get just a photo of the doors without getting the entire effect of the building! So let’s start here!

The Half Timbered Buildings in Mainz, Germany
Mainz, Germany

Many of the buildings are a  pink-peachy-orange-salmon color, which is very beautiful! And there is definitely a mixture of architectural styles.  I have so many photos of doors from Mainz I will divide up my posts, but I  will start out with the PPOS colors with our first look at the Mainz Cathedral.

Mainz, Germany

It looks like a castle in a fairy tale! If anyone would ask what church do you attend just say the Pink One! I think that would cover them all; the Mainz Cathedral, St Boniface, Karmeister Kloster, St Quintin Church, St Iznaz, and St Augustine’s.

Mainz Cathedral, Mainz, Germany
Mainz Cathedral, Mainz, Germany
Mainz, Germany

Walking  in the Old Town or historic district is just enchanting! The city is not too big or too small! Following the cobbled streets we find the Marketplatz with lots of outdoor eateries!

The Marketplatz, Mainz, Germany

In addition there is the old blended with the new. I really prefer the old, don’t you? This old building will not give up, just tuck it in there!

Mainz, Germany

And there is netting to keep the birds from perching!

Mainz, Germany
Mainz, Germany
Mainz, Germany

Many of the buildings feature ornate decorations and motif paintings! Also, did you notice there are bicycles everywhere?

Mainz, Germany

And how about the decorative globed street lights? Wow!

Mainz, Germany
Mainz, Germany
Mainz, Germany

It is also nice to sit a spell by the river and watch the world go by! The river cruise boats dock here too.

Along the Rhine River, Mainz, Germany

Or you can stroll along the lane of the knobby plane trees!

Mainz, Germany
Mainz, Germany

When you get tired you can stop at one of the wine venues. Mainz is known for their great wines!

Mainz, Germany

Or finish up your day with a strawberry sundae! I hope you enjoyed our short stroll through Mainz! See you next week with doors of a different color!

Mainz, Germany

This is just one of many photos in the Thursday Door Collection featured by Norm2.0!   Won’t you join in or take a peak at all the doors?

 

19 Comments Add yours

  1. joey says:

    Fantastic collection. Mainz is lovely. Thank you for sharing. Particularly fond of the featured set and that building turret, as well as the salmon color that seems to be so prominent.

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  2. Susi Lovell says:

    Wonderful doors and I love the colour (glad your sundae matched!) and all the ornamentation.

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    1. Susi great minds think alike! I was thinking the same thing about the sundae and the colors!

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  3. Such a beautiful place, I’ve never been but I’d love to visit some time.

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  4. Such beautiful photographs. You have done the city proud. Lovely.

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  5. Don’t you just love doors? Such history and character in these ones! If a door could tell a story…..I love all your photos too. I must drop by to your blog more often, I think I’ve found a kindred spirit! Love this my blogging friend!

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    1. Oh yes, I think we have a lot in common!

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      1. Indeed lovely! I was in Bath this morning….it’s a city near us….and I was taking photos of all the lovely doors!

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      2. Been to Bath at Christmas for their lovely Christmas market!

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      3. Yes it’s a great one!

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      4. PS You will have to join us at Thursday Doors!

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      5. Yes! I saw that and wondered what is was. I will try to definitely!. X

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      6. I have a new Garden Linky Cady if you are interested?

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  6. Beautiful city, beautiful photos The city reminds me of Colmar, France which, because of its location, has been part of Germany and part of France any number of times.

    janet

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    1. Janet, yes Mainz is very similar to Colmar! We were in Colmar in 2006 and I didn’t take as many photos back then, but thanks for reminding me. I will have to look and see if I have any doors for Thursday Doors! I do remember taking a lot of photos of storks though, Ha Ha. We have been in Alsace several times doing research on my family, who emigrated from there in 1846.

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      1. I took zillions of photos of doors when I was there, but of course I was already in Thursday Doors. 🙂 My s-i-l probably through we’d never make it through!

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  7. Norm 2.0 says:

    What a wonderful place! So much beautiful architecture and oh what doors 🙂
    Thanks for sharing these.

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  8. Joanne Sisco says:

    I have a *thing* about turrets or any rounded architectural feature and Mainz seems to have an abundance of them! The Cathedral is spectacular … yes, more like a castle. Love!
    I enjoyed this wonderful tour through a beautiful city! Now of course I want to visit there 🙂

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