Dom family portrait
Mainz was pounded by bombers during WWII, so most of the city's original structures were destroyed. Fortunately, several of the historic buildings surrounding the Dom were either spared or rebuilt. Here are a couple charming ones in the Marktplatz.
Our favorite sight in Mainz was St. Stephen's church. It was founded in 990 and sits atop the highest hill in the city. During WWII the church was badly damaged, including its stained glass windows.
The second we stepped inside the church, we were blown away by how striking his work is. It was like being inside of a Chagall painting.
It was difficult to capture the images in the windows on camera, but if you are a fan of Chagall, it is well worth the trip to see these.
windows behind the altar depicting Old Testament stories
a close up--the figures look whimsical and almost as if they floating, just like many of the figures in Chagall's paintings