Mainz is the biggest city in Rhineland-Palatinate and at the same time, is the state’s capital. Mainz is well known and famous for many things: the “Meenzer Fassenacht” (Mainz Carnival), the Second German Television (Zweites Deutches Fernsehen – ZDF), the Rhine, the Johannes Gutenberg University or the Mainz Cathedral. In 2007, the city was chosen as the culture capital, which is clear to visitors to the city from the large number of museums and theatres. The Mainz State Theatre and the Mainz Cathedral are especially well worth seeing. The city attracts countless visitors every year, which inevitably brings with it an international atmosphere.
Mainz has an inland harbour and also profits, in particular, economically from its geographic location being close to Frankfurt. Moreover, Mainz is of vital importance in the media sector as it is home to ZDF, Southwest Broadcasting (Südwestrundfunk – SWR) and the TV broadcaster 3sat. The viniculture not only lends the city another economic pillar but also a very special charm.
Leave the railway station and cross the Bahnhofplatz (station square). Continue on straight and follow Schottstrasse leading towards Kaiserstrasse. Keep to your left and continue on Kaiserstrasse until you are close to Christuskirche. The KERN office is located on the corner at Ehrenhof 117.
If you are coming from the A60:
Take exit 19 towards the town centre/Saarstrasse. Continue on Saarstrasse and take the first exit on “Europakreisel” roundabout towards the town centre. Carry on straight on Saarstrasse until you reach the underpass in front of the railway station. Here, Saarstrasse merges into Binger Strasse. After crossing the railway tracks, stay in the left lane and make a turn onto Parcusstrasse. Parcusstrasse then gradually merges into Kaiserstrasse. Keep left. After passing Christuskirche, please continue on the road that leads around the church in the left lane. The KERN office is located on the corner at Ehrenhof 117.
If you are coming from the A671:
Take exit 3 towards Mainz-Kastell, Gewerbegebiet Petersweg (Petersweg industrial park). Follow the B455 (approx. 2.5 km). Then take the second exit at the roundabout and cross Theodor-Heuss bridge. Follow Rheinallee (approx. 300 m) at the end of the bridge and finally, turn left onto Kaiserstrasse. The KERN office is located in front of Christuskirche on the corner at Ehrenhof 117.