Mainz is famous for its university, its Roman heritage, its status as a media hub and state capital, and its three most defining features: the Romanesque cathedral, the Gutenberg printing press and the Rhineland carnival. It is located in the Rhine-Hesse region, Germany's largest wine-growing region.

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Alte Mensa

Johann-Joachim-Becher-Weg 3-5, 55128 Mainz

From the train station in Mainz, it is a 10 minute tram/bus ride (tram 51, 53 or bus 54, 56, 57, 58, 68, 79) to the stop Universität and then a 3 minute walk to the Alte Mensa. We suggest to take the tram.


We recommend connecting through eduroam.

Buses and Trams at Mainz Central Station

Map of stops

On the right, you can find a map of all stops at the central station of Mainz ("Mainz Hauptbahnhof"). Buses and trams in the direction to "Universität Mainz", as suggested above, stop at A, F, or L, depending on the line. Those are marked in green. Tram 51 stops at A, tram 53 at L, buses at F.
Please be careful not to get on a bus to "Universitätsmedizin" which departs from stop G and also stops at "Hauptbahnhof West/Taubadsbergbad" - this is located elsewhere.


Tickets for bus/tram rides can be bought beforehand using the apps "Mainzer Mobilität" or "Deutsche Bahn" or the ticket machines at the bus stops. Also, it's possible to buy tickets from the driver in buses and at ticket machines in the trams, but only by card.

Travelling to Mainz

Located close to Frankfurt and Frankfurt Airport, Mainz is connected to many other European cities. Participants can easily arrive via train or airplane.

By train

By train, Mainz is reachable directly (including night trains) from cities such as:

You can find further direct connections on

More international connections to Mainz and Frankfurt (Frankfurt is only 40 minutes away with local trains), can be found on You can often also book tickets through the German public transport website,

By plane

From the airport (Frankfurt Airport), it takes 20 minutes to get to Mainz Main Station by train. 


We're not directly working with any hotels, but here are some possible options in different price categories:

A full list with prices can be found at

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