In September Sven and I wanted to take a trip somewhere within Germany. Though our usual go-to location is Bavaria, we decided to try something new this time and visit the Black Forest. Along the drive we stopped in Mainz for a few hours to walk around the city center and have lunch. It's hard to believe that this very quiet city hosts Carnival once a year. It was a Sunday and all the shops were closed. The only activity going on was surrounding the Cathedral, where a multicultural festival was taking place.