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Waste of time

I usually miss the Roman theaters, as during the years of travel I've seen many of them - both in... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Less to see here than I expected

The seats of the theater appear to have been reconstructed with plywood and then left out in the... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2017
Jared J
Houston, Texas
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2 Jul 2017
“Covered in plywood”
20 Jun 2017
“So close to the train station you almost miss it.”
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

June 2017 all the stone seating is covered in plywood. I think they want to do more preservation work, but perhaps need more funding? In any case this is tucked in behind a train station, hard to find and not worth.a lot of effort at...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Craig S
Reviewed 20 June 2017

I couldn't believe that the amphitheatre is so close to the station. That said it makes it easily accessible and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

I usually miss the Roman theaters, as during the years of travel I've seen many of them - both in Europe and on the Middle East. Better than theater in Bosra in Syria, I can hardly imagine. But Mainz is known for its Roman artefacts....More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank gentbrugg
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Coming into Mainz on the train from Frankfurt, I spotted this site and decided to come back into town to visit it. It is a work-in-progress, but I thought it was very interesting walking around and imagining what it might have been like in the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

The seats of the theater appear to have been reconstructed with plywood and then left out in the elements for several years to warp and rot. The stones the supported the ancient theater are still here, but it appears that the nicer stone that made...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Jared J
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Not a lot to see but can be viewed from the railway station (Süd-Banhof - Römisches Theatre) or from the surrounding elevated area. Good vantage point is the top floor of the nearby Parkhouse. Close by is the ancient Roman boats museum so couple the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Drehort
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Mainz was a Roman garrison town called Moganticum and located on the settled west bank of the Rhine. It was home to one of Rome's legions. This theatre is one of the Roman ruins that can be visited in Mainz. The theatre abuts the Romisches...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank V581ZSdonb
Reviewed 9 March 2016

It is easy to get off here instead of the Hbf. From the platform you can see most of the theater, however, if you go up to the top floor of the parking garage just to the east of the theater and bf, you get...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Dr-Ing-Dchen
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Under restoration, only visible from the train station or above there is not much to see really. Only if it is in your itinerary

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Hernan G
Reviewed 24 January 2016

What actually can be seen is best viewed from the train platform. It’s actually part of this station that is still above the majority of the theatre.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Midrac
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