The Christmas Market was beautifully lighted
in the evening
We first visited Maintz in April
2012. The main sites of the walking tour now have a light covering
The Christmas Market in the daytime
This Bishop was killed by a knife that went
right through his Bible
This sculpture represents local legends
These "wine barrel" booths allow people to
keep warm while eating.
St Stephen’s Church
is the site of the Chagall stained glass
where visitors sit in rather austere surroundings bathed in ethereal
light from the all blue windows throughout the church.
Chagall, the Russian-born Jewish artist, who fled Nazi-occupied France,
wanted nothing to do with Germany after the war.
Yet he was prevailed
upon by his friend Msgr. Klaus Mayer to create a symbol of reconciliation
in his church.
Chagall began this project in 1976 when he was 90
years old. He had completed the nine main windows when he died in
The rest were completed by his assistant Charles Marq. Final
installation was done in 2000.
Maintz was once a Roman City.
Excavations have revealed the remains of Roman ships.
These and reproductions are displayed
in the Museum of Ancient Ships