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In the Market for a View: Mainzer Marktplatz


I can’t seem to walk past the Marktplatz in Mainz without whipping out my camera.   A transportive scene, feeling both modern and historic at the same time, the Markplatz is so many things: door step to our apartment; home to Mainz’s thrice weekly market and several lovely cafes; stage to the occasional opera singer and accordion player; and location of the massive Mainzer Dom or St. Martin’s Cathedral.  I have no doubt that this will be one of several ode’s to the Marktplatz.

Marktplatz during the Saturday market:



Marktplatz during the Christmas Market:


Marktplatz and the Dom at night:




I’ve yet to see the Marktplatz in the snow, but based on the current sky and temperature, I have the feeling it will happen soon….


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I'm an American living in Mainz, Germany and, after a a one-year sabbatical from office life, working as a corporate lawyer in Frankfurt. While living in Europe with my fiancé, my goals are to see as much art, taste as much food, and experience as much life as possible.

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  1. Wow, your photos are gorgeous! I visited Mainz a couple of times and really liked the city – such a nice university town.


  2. Colleen, your photos of Marktplatz and Saint Martin’s Cathedral along with your description of the markets create a vivid look at your Mainz. Thank you so much for sharing. Mom


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