Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Mainz: Gutenberg Museum

We're all packed and ready to catch the train to Zurich at 12:40 p.m. Many European museums are closed Monday, including the Gutenberg Museum. However, today is Tuesday.

A brisk walk from the Hilton to the Gutenberg Museum took little more than five minutes, and 3€ each admitted two seniors to the three-story exhibit.

We took a couple of photos before noticing the "No Photos" sign, and spent the rest of our quick visit appreciating the mangnificent displays of printing presses and books, including the rare volumes housed in the third floor in a vault.

We're happy we managed this quick peek before leaving Mainz.



An impressive statue; however, we read inside that nobody has any idea of Johannesburg Gutenberg's actual appearance. His invention of movable type was an incredibly significant achievement.










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