Hyatt Mainz – Directions from nearest rail station

S8 to Wiesbaden Hbf

At Frankfurt Airport you need to proceed to the suburban rail lines and locate the correct one for the S8 to Wiesbaden. This is usually Platform 3 of the underground platforms. Buy your ticket before boarding – ticket inspectors roam the line even at off-peak times.

Frequency varies – sometimes every 15 minutes, other times once per hour.

Board the train towards the front.

You know you are approaching the station as you cross a large bridge over the river.

You can see the Hyatt in about the middle left

When you arrive at Mainz Römisches Theater – get off and proceed down the stairs (this station is before the main Mainz station)

Walk down the platform to the stairs (lifts being installed)

At the bottom of the stairs turn right – this is the biggest thing to remember.

Turn righ - City exit

Walk along the passage towards the light

In the passage to the exit

You pass a small number of shops on the left, in the entrance to the station. On the right is a Chemists. Go to the right, past the front of the chemists:

Turn right - keep the chemist on your right

Stay on the same side of the road as the chemist and exit from the station

Walk down the road past the Cineworld cinema

Past the Ibis across the road

When you get to the junction with the main road – cross, and turn left under the DBahn Building you can see in the distance in the picture above.

At the junction with the main road look for the Citrus restaurant - walk towards it

Cross the road in front of the Citrus restaurant and look for the Vapiano restaurant a little way ahead.

Cross in front of the entrance to the underground car park

The river is ahead of you now and you are three minutes from the Hyatt.

As you walk forwards the Hyatt is on the left at the edge of the river:

Walk past the restaurant - the fawn building is the Hyatt

Walk around the front of the Hyatt

This is the Hyatt but the entrance is on the far side

On the left is a cut through to the hotel entrance

Arrival

You have arrived at your destination!

Hope this helps.

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  1. I was at a party the other night celebrating a friend’s German heritage. As we poured the Riesling wine for dinner I recalled the Mainz wine festivals when I was a young teenager in 1975 living about 10 miles outside the city.

    The dinner guests were astonished to hear wine was sold at street vendors in 0.5 liter (17 ounces) cups. And I do not recall ever being refused a purchase when I was 15 years old at the time.

    My German teenage friend fell in the Rhein River. We all laughed so hard.

    Sure it could all have been horribly tragic. But it didn’t turn out that way. We were just teenagers gone wild for wine fest in Mainz.

  2. I might be at this hotel in Germany. Thank you for the great directions. I saw your other Hyatt review in Germany. Do you have any other Hyatts in Germany or the Paris CDG hotel reviews?

  3. Thank you. Can you recommend any other hotels in Germany that are either Marriott, Hilton or SPG properties? There are so many to choose from.

  4. Train service from Frankfurt – to anywhere, is exceptionally good. And in the German tradidtion, it is on time. As the author notes, know what train you want and what platform to be on, well ahead of time. Directions are easy to find, but also understand that suburban (short-ish haul) trains operate differently from the really long haul routes. Some folks fear the S-Bahn (suburban) but I think it foolish; those trains might be thought of as regional air carriers in the US; fewer frills, but perfectly fine service.
    As for tickets, yes, they may be mostly commuter trains and with slightly frequent ticket inspection than on the major routes. Don’t be a fool! While some routes may allow on-board purchases, most do not and the price is higher. If one get’s caught without the proper ticket, the fines can be HUGE and t he inconvenience even worse. I’ve never tried it and won’t, but I’ve seen a few who have. Some traits of the “Old Germany” remain and requiring that tickets and documents be “in Order” is one of them. You don’t want to be on the wrong side of that custom. Most tickets are sold via automated machines; the directions are easy to follow and assistance is avaiable if necessary. Having the wrong ticket is not good, but it is a lot better than having no ticket. Don’t be a fool!

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