The town’s sights at a glance


HeimatmuseumMuseum of Local History in Ginsheim

The Museum of Local History is located in a half-timbered building in the old centre of Ginsheim. Apart from historical exhibits on life in Ginsheim-Gustavsburg and the region, archaeological finds are also on show.


AnkerAnchor on the Old Rhine Embankment in Ginsheim

The Old Rhine Embankment in Ginsheim offers room for nearby recreation. The landmark of Ginsheim, an anchor, also lies there. The anchor weighs 2.1 tonnes and was once used to moor a MAN Gustavsburg floating crane in the Rhine


Ev. Kirche GinsheimGinsheim Protestant Church

The baroque protestant church in Ginsheim was constructed in 1746 to a design by the pastor, Johann Konrad Lichtenberg, as a one-aisled building with a three-sided end.


AltrheinOld Rhine Embankment in Ginsheim

On the Old Rhine Embankment you can discover a water educational trail and a historic gravel dredger that was in active service until 1984. Nonnenau Island invites visitors to take pleasant strolls and to make a stop for refreshment at the “Hofgut Langenau”. There is a ferry link throughout the year.


SchiffsmühleReconstruction of a historic Rhine ship-mill in Ginsheim

An authentic reconstruction of the last productive Rhine ship-mill offers interesting and exciting insights into the technology and working conditions of past times.


Torturm im BurgparkGate tower in the Castle Park in Gustavsburg

The Castle Park with replicas  of the old Swedish fortress is part of the Rhine-Main Regional Park. The park offers possibilities for strolling. Adjoining the Castle Park is the apex of the Main, the confluence of the Rhine and Main.


MainspitzeApex of the Main in Gustavsburg

At the apex of the Main, at the confluence of the Rhine and Main, visitors are offered a splendid panorama view of the silhouette of the city of Mainz with the famous Mainz Cathedral. The apex of the Main can be reached along a paved, well constructed footpath.


Cramer-Klett-PlatzCramer-Klett-Platz in Gustavsburg

The Cramer-Klett-Platz is part of a workers’ housing estate listed as a historical monument that was constructed by the MAN company (formerly Klett & Co.) between 1896 and 1906. As a showpiece and building history gem in Hesse, it forms an idyllic backdrop for the Gustavsburg Christmas Market.


MainschleuseMain Lock in Gustavsburg

The Kostheim barrage weir with lock is the first barrage weir on the Main or alternatively the last of the 34 barrage weirs. It is the busiest Main lock and one of the most greatly frequented inland locks in Germany.


Kath. Kirche GustavsburgCatholic Sacred Heart Church Gustavsburg

The Catholic church was constructed in neo-gothic style in 1908. Among the church’s striking architectural forms is the squat octagonal tower with a simple pointed spire and the neo-gothic rosette windows in the sanctuary and entrance portal.


Protestant Gustav Adolf Church

The Protestant Gustav Adolf Church in Gustavsburg, with its striking onion-shaped tower and fine ceiling design, was constructed in the years 1914 to 1916 to a design by the master church builder Friedrich Pützer. In 1956 the church was extended and altered. In the year 2000, the original state was for the most part restored again.