Louisville's Sister City since 1994
Contact us at: Mainz@sclou.org
Located at the juncture of the Rhein and Main rivers in the southwestern German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, Mainz has played a pivotal role in the economy, politics and culture of the region dating back to its roots in antiquity.
Mainz is perhaps best known as the birthplace of Johannes Gutenberg, and his world changing invention, the movable type printing press. Today, it is home to the Johannes Gutenberg University and the Gutenberg Museum, amongst numerous other cultural and historical attractions.
With over 200,000 inhabitants, Mainz boasts both a picturesque old city and a dynamic new city. Mainz is also a hub of the German wine trade, and enjoys a more moderate climate than much of Germany.
If you're looking for more information, visit the City of Mainz website here: http://www.mainz.de/WGAPublisher/online/html/default/home
Though officially codified in 1994, the Louisville-Mainz relationship began in 1976 as a student exchange program. Exchanges of students, athletes, artists and other professionals have continued throughout the years, and a revitalization of these exchanges is the Mainz Committee's top priority. If you're interested in participating, please let us know!
Information on the Freundschaftskreis Mainz-Louisville, the Mainz-based counterpart to the SCL Mainz Committee, can be found at: http://www.fkml.de.
Cultural Educational Exchanges
C urrently there are numerous active high school educational exchanges, as well as a collegiate exchange between the University of Louisville and the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.
© Photograph used with permission of the copyright holder, Landeshauptstadt Mainz.