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The capital city of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate combines thousands of years of culture with joi de vivre, and is at the same time cultural capital, business centre and media city, but also one of the three oldest cities in Germany. 

Many of the old buildings, monuments and museums in Mainz bear witness to more than 2,000 years of history. Outside the city bounaries lies the largest wine-growing region in Germany: Rheinhessen, which makes Mainz into Germany's "wine capital".

Ticket Office Mainz

55116 Mainz
Breite/Lat: 50.001502 Länge/Lon: 8.277586

Tel. 0 61 31 / 23 28 00
Fax 0 61 31 / 23 28 60
E-Mail: kd-mainz(at)


Useful Information

Information concerning the landing-stage

  • The KD landing-stage in Mainz is accessible to passengers with restricted mobility.
  • Passengers are requested to be at the landing-stage 15 minutes before the scheduled sailing time. 
  • Passengers who have not purchased their ticket at the KD ticket office in Mainz are requested to report at the ticket office.
  • Payment options: cash, Maestro, credit card (Visacard, Mastercard).

Getting to the landing-stage by public transport

By train from Frankfurt 30 minutes to Mainz Central Station, from Koblenz approximately 50 minutes. From the station it is a 20 minute walk to the landing-stage. 

Getting to the landing-stage by car

The KD landing-stage in Mainz is on the Rhine promenade. The nearest multi-story car park is the "Parkhaus Rathaus" (entrance from Rheinstrasse), directly behind the KD office.  

Information for coaches

There is a bus stop for dropping off and picking up passengers in Taunusstrass. There is parking for coaches on Rheinstrasse between the Hilton Hotel and Theodor Heuss Bridge (maximum stay 3 hours) or unlimited stay on Mombacher Strasse. 

Cruises from/to Mainz

Suggested tours

Loreley tour

St. Goarshausen is where you will find the magical Loreley, which attracts thousands of people from all over the world each year. Many romantic castles, the imperial palace near Kaub and the fortress of Schönburg by Oberwesel proudly watch over the valley of the Loreley and, cloaked in legend, are witnesses of an eventful history.

  • KD departure times from Mainz: 08:30 and 09:30
Loreley tour

Trip to castles

Nowhere else are there as many medieval castles as on this inimitable section of the Rhine, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in June 2002. To mention just three of them: Ehrenbreitstein Fortress at the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz, Stolzenfels Castle and the uniquely well-preserved Marksburg Castle in Braubach, to mention just three.

  • KD departure times from Mainz: 08:30 and 09:30
Trip to castles

Offers on site

St. Martin’s Cathedra

A thousand years after it was built, this mighty cathedral still dominates the cityscape and has shaped the city’s history.

City sightseeing tour with the Gutenberg Express

This tour, which takes about 55 minutes, starts and ends at Gutenbergplatz by Staatstheater (“state theatre”) near the cathedral and takes you past the major sights. You will be driven through narrow lanes and will be able to view the attractive domestic architecture, the cathedral, the Citadel, the Elector’s Palace, the regional parliament and the New Synagogue.

Gutenberg Museum

You can experience four millennia of written culture from all around the world in the Gutenberg Museum. The Mainzer Johannes Gutenberg plays one of the leading roles in this. After all, some 550 years ago he made letters using a casting device and invented the first printing press.

Tourist Information Mainz

Rheinstraße 55
55116 Mainz
Tel. 0 61 31 - 24 28 88

Do you have any questions? We will be happy to help you!

Service Centre

Tel. +49 (0)221/2088-318
Fax +49 (0)221/2088-345


Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can find the answers to the most important questions about KD's services.