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    Walking time 

    Mainz has 1,894 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 59 days. And, when you need to get home there are 305 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Mainz.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Mainz has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Mainz has more than 62,504 street lamps, which use 3.1 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 1.5 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 1.5% of Mainz’s total area, 98 square kilometers. That means each of Mainz’s 209,779 residents has an average of 7.1 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Mainz want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 474 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 3 km long.


    More than 206 sights and monuments, and far more than 1,143 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Mainz. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Mainz offers more than 47 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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