Rhine River a wonderful drive...they told us while we were over there it's called "The Romantic Road"....if you want to see castles take that drive or take the river cruise....so many castles. I loved it!
Fachwerk houses in Mainz. When people think of Germany, many people will think of these timber-framed buildings. Germany has noted several cities that have these type of buildings and calls it the Fachwerk Strasse.
The Schwellköpp (swollen heads) have been a trademark of the Mainz Carnival since 1927. There are approx. 30 unique specimens of the 25 kg heavy, inordinately large papier-mâché heads in existence. They show, satirically exaggerated, typical physiognomies of Mainz characters of both sexes.