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The Romans, Johannes Gutenberg, the Rosenmontag parade (carnival), ZDF (local TV station): Mainz has many faces. This is also evident in the various parts of the city. There is, for example, the multicultural and student-dominated Neustadt with its many small squares, where ice-cream or boules is played in the summer. Those who like wine and nature feel at home in the traditional wine-growing villages like Laubenheim. There is the cozy historic downtown of Mainz, at the foot of which the CBS International Business School found its new home in 2012.
There is certainly no shortage of recreational opportunities in Mainz and the surrounding area. Alone the range of sporting activities is almost inexhaustible. During the summer, cozy parks and the green spaces on the banks of the Rhine River invite you to relax. On the Rhein beach there is an almost perfect holiday feeling with sun loungers and cocktail bars. The historic town houses a large cinema center and rows of small pubs, cafes, wine bars and trendy clubs. The pedestrian areas of the city center invite you to stroll and shop – and if that’s not enough, you can easily travel to Frankfurt, Wiesbaden or Darmstadt with your semester transportation ticket.
The state capital of Rhineland-Palatinate lies in the midst of the economically strong Rhine-Main region. With its enormous diversity of sectors, this area offers excellent opportunities for internships, student jobs and career entry. Mainz and its surrounding cities are home to well-known companies and major employers like SWR, ZDF, Boehringer Ingelheim, Schott AG, Werner + Mertz GmbH, Henkell, Opel, IBM, Frankfurt Airport, Schenker Germany. The CBS does not only use these location advantages for exciting excursions and plant tours, but also for establishing and expanding an effective professional network for our students. Our Career Service maintains close contact with numerous companies and initiates, for example, specialist lectures, networking and recruiting events or business projects.
Currently, around 40,000 people are studying in Mainz. This not only shapes the daily cityscape, but also the nightlife. Once a semester, the Studi-Club Night takes place: dancing and night life at eight trendy Mainz locations, and only pay once. A fantastic opportunity to discover discos and clubs in one evening!
Mainz likes to celebrate and laugh on any occasion! The annual highlight is the “Meenzer Fassenacht” (carnival). During these days the city is illuminated with color – in all parts of the city there are parties, parades and masked balls. The famous Mainz “Rosenmontagsumzug” parade moves through the city center and inspires more than 500,000 spectators from all over the world. The entire city is a celebration center.
Mainz was founded by the Romans in 38 BC. Even today, the city is alive with historical evidence from all eras. The over 1000-year-old Cathedral of St. Martin and the church of St. Stephen with its famous Chagall windows draw tourists from all over the world.
Theaters and cabarets, such as the Staatstheater or the popular lower house, as well as cinemas and museums add glamour to cultural landscape of Mainz. The largest and most famous museum is the Gutenberg Museum. There, visitors journey through more than 500 years of printing history and the development of media communication. In the workshop next door you can try out this traditional craft and print a picture for your new student apartment or for individual business cards.
Our campus is located in the modern Fort Malakoff, centrally located between the winter harbor (Winterhafen) and Mainz historic district. Shopping, dining, cafes, cultural facilities and the Hyatt Regency Hotel are in close proximity to the CBS International Business School. The banks of the Rhine River directly outside our front door invite you to relaxing after lectures or exams, and those who like to be active; the area offers beautiful jogging routes such as the three-bridge tour. Restaurants and beer gardens along the Rhine promenade are popular meeting places for breaks and an evening together.
With several bus connections and the south train station (Römisches Theater), the CBS is ideally connected to the regional infra-structure. Information on public transport can be found on the website of the public transportation company Mainzer Verkehrsgesellschaft. A detailed map of our university can be found here to download.
Excited about studying in Mainz? Then visit the CBS and the city of Mainz for one of our information events or arrange a personal study consultation.