Although the hotel I am staying in is technically in Wiesbaden (the capital of Hessen), it is quite a distance from Wiesbaden City Centre – and only 1km or so from Mainz City Centre.

The fact that I am so close in to Mainz City Centre means I’ve driven further in to Mainz than I have ever done to London!

After settling in to my room I went for a walk in to Mainz – crossing the bridge over the river, which marks the border between Rheinland-Pfalz and Hessen.

Above: On the left is Hessen, the outskirts of Wiesbaden. On the right is Rheinland-Pfalz: the centre of Mainz.

Above: The Theodor-Heuss Bridge is the crossing between Hessen and Rheinland-Pfalz.

Above: The Sun sets over the centre of Mainz.