A city without a river is not a city, but a village – at least that’s what some people say… It’s a good thing that Mainz is located at the confluence of the Main and Rhine rivers and therefore has two rivers at the same time. That’s why there are more riverside promenades, many more local recreation areas and simply much more space to relax. This favourable location also ensures that Mainz can look back on a long history. Many epochs have left their unmistakable traces, especially in the picturesque old town. But the future has always had its place in the city, and it is not for nothing that Mainz has repeatedly been ranked in the top positions in city rankings on the subject of future perspectives.