There is an interesting programme for the Jubilee Week of this city from June 21st to the 25th, commemorating the 2,000th anniversary of the City of Mainz. The World Museum of Printing is to open on June 24th. This is generally known as the Gutenberg Museum. Here the visitor can get to know all about the art of printing from its inception to presentday methods. It has been arranged that in the Gutenberg Workshop a printer in 15th century dress will print pages of the Bible which visitors will be given as souvenirs. The strongroom holds some of the greatest treasures of the Collection: the Gutenberg Bible, the first complete book to be printed with movable letters is 1445. (There are only 40 copies still in existence.) There are other valuable exhibits such as the Mainz Psalter in an edition of 1459.
Mainz has not only a wonderful Museum but also a good deal else for the visitor. The Cathedral is the landmark of Mainz. The Cathedral is full of masterpieces of art and in them can be found much of the history of Mainz itself. There is a particularly impressive wooden Crucifix dated about 1670, the work of the sculptor Mathias Rauchmuller.
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