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December 27, 2012

Ancient, Authentic, User-Friendly: Mainz.

Rome, and particularly the energetic Caesar, began taking liberties with the locals here early--starting around 56 B.C. The River Rhine at Mainz helped Caesar mark his frontier. In settled villages near its banks, he found Celts. They'd already lived here for two centuries. Thirty minutes from the Frankfurt Airport, this is Johannes Gutenberg's town, one of the oldest and most storied in the Rhineland. The first European books printed using movable type were produced in Mainz in the mid-1400s. A community of 200,000, Mainz works at shipping, wine, glass. Quite a few substantial American outposts. Authentic. User-friendly. Easy to walk and drive. Skip Frankfurt for a while. Meet me here.

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Posted by JD Hull at December 27, 2012 11:59 PM


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