Today my post will take you to another historic European place, the university town of Mainz in Germany. In recent times maybe a bit overshadowed in importance by the nearby Frankfurt am Main, Mainz was an important cultural center in the Middle Ages. It was the home of Johannes Guthenberg who invented the printing press and manufactured the first printed books exactly in Mainz. And similarly to pretty much everywhere else in Germany, over 80% of the old historic town of Mainz was destroyed during the second World War. Remarkably however, I think the citizens managed to protect and reconstruct very well the old atmosphere afterwards, as I think will be obvious in the following virtual tour.