Parks and villas of the upper town

A Mainz hotspot for the Japanese and a pope with a guitar? – The audio walk with Michael Bermeitinger will be a longer tour through the upper town, from Fichteplatz to the city park.

The building in via “Am Rosengarten 2” in the upper town is famous: for decades it was the residence of the bishop of Mainz. That’s what the 23rd episode of the audio podcast running through Mainz is about.
(Photo: Theresa Eickhoff)

MAINZ – In 1909, the first residential area of ​​Mainz developed in parts of the Catinaccio, on the Karlsschanze and on the Albansberg. We stop at the residential building, where once it was the last stop of a means of transport that is now almost forgotten: the trolley bus, in short trolley bus. We pass the house where famous jeweler Ric Weiland was knocked out and kidnapped in his garage driveway 30 years ago. The podcast also talks about the leisure of 100 years ago, the shacks, the architecture of the imperial era, the Weimar Republic and the postwar period.

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The starting point of the approximately 40-minute audio walk is near Fichteplatz in the large playground of the upper town.

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The audio walk lasts as long as you want. Between one thirst for coffee and another? Is the traffic light red? No problem. The tour can be interrupted at any time. You decide the pace and duration. The audio walks themselves last 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the route.

Podcast host Michael Bermeitinger stands in front of the former bishop's house of Mainz.  Photo: Theresa Eickhoff

Podcast host Michael Bermeitinger stands in front of the former bishop’s house of Mainz.
(Photo: Theresa Eickhoff)

For lovers of Mainz: city walk through Mainz

A new episode of our audio walk is released every two weeks for Mainz lovers and anyone who has always wanted to know more about the state capital of Rhineland-Palatinate. Palaces, streets and squares have their own stories. Why does Mainz look like it does today? Our audio walks say so. Bring our story to your ears!

Do you have any questions or suggestions? Then email us at audio@vrm.de!

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