The Johannisburg Palace dominates the city and overlooks the Main river. The former second residence of the Mainz electoral archbishops (until 1803) the Palace was built in a four-winged structure but it retained the Keep of the old castle that was previously on this location. While the palace is impressive it loses some of it historic glory when...more
Nikolaus Georg Reigersberger lived in this house. He was executory officer in the city of Mainz and responsible for litigation on witches. In 1648 he became chancellor of Mainz and on October 24 in the same year he was joint signatory of the treaty called the "Peace of Westphalia".more
The Stifskirche "St. Peter und Alexander " is the oldest building in town. It was erected in 10th century but experienced numerous reformations. In 19th century it was symbol of the arcbishops and electors of Mainz. Do not miss to visit the church - the decorative ornaments and the stainted windows are overwhelming.more
In the centre of Aschaffenburg is this baroque palace from the mid 17th century. The castle hosts today the Scientific Museum as well as the town archieve. In the ground floor varying exhibition of local and regional artis can be visited. In the upper level is the town library where you can read scripts of the past centuries.more
The current castle was build on the ruins of the former mediaeval fortress which was destroyed in 1552. Elector Johann Schweickard von Kronberg gave the order in 1604 to build a gorgeous castle of red and yellow sandstone.In World War Two the castle was heavily damaged and it took almost twenty years to rebuilt. Now you can visit the castle.Go...more
My favorite area of this nice park was the small lake with the ruins of an old castle in the center, on an island. There is a small pedestrian bridge leading to the stone remnants. The bridge and the ruins, along with the surrounding red vines and weeping willows, formed my best photo from Aschaffenburg...more
The Church of St Peter & Alexander was constructed in the 1100s on a hill overlooking the Aschaffenburg old town. This beautiful structure is a unique combination of construction styles from Romanesque to baroque, as it is the product of many centuries of building and modification. Inside there is a crucifix from 980 AD.more
Along the edge of the Main River, you will find beautiful Schloss Johannesburg. This palace was built in 1605-1614 for the prince-electors of Mainz. These prince-electors, or archbishops, typically held regional power from the larger cities such as Cologne, Mainz, Prague, Trier, Vienna, and Salzburg. The archbishops ruled under authority of the...more
Just half an hour away from Frankfurt, the 1000 year old impressive town of Aschaffenburg, bordered by the mountains of the Spessart and located on the river Main.Beside the castle you can see the "Pompejanum", roman villa rebuilt on plans discovered in Pompeii are only two of the many examples for the long and rich history of this town.more
Johannisburg Castle is a beautiful 16th century castle in Aschaffenburg. Situated on the bank of the Main River, the castle was the residence of the archbishops of Mainz, who acted as well as imperial Lord Chancellor and prime elector. The big medieval castle was mostly destroyed in the "Markgräfler War" in 1552. Under the archbishop Johann...more
Karlstr. 16, Aschaffenburg, Bavaria, 63739, Germany
Good for: Solo
Guests to this hotel appear to be business travelers. I find this a plus. The breakfast is good. The...more
Frohsinnstrasse 11, Aschaffenburg, Bavaria, 63739, Germany
Good for: Couples
You know you have a pretty good place when the restaurant is packed Two thirty in the afternoon on a rainy Saturday in January with folks eating and drinking. When I tried to say we wanted to eat and drink our waitress brought us English menus which shows how bad my German is. The menu consisted mainly of traditional German fare and the beer is from the Faust brewery. But what really caught our eye was the prices. My wife had the potato soup with sausages slices and hot tea while I had the schnitzel with mushrooms and a wheat beer and the total bill was under 15 Euro.
The food was good the service was fast and friendly and the atmosphere was comfortable. We will definitely go back there when we visit again in the spring.
Favorite Dish: The potato soup had a really good taste and the sausage slices had a nice smokey flavor.
You can easily and comfortably reach Aschaffenburg by trains from Frankfurt. Timetables can be found here.
Aschaffenburg is situated on Autobahn A 3 (Cologne - Passau) - Just take the exit "Aschaffenburg Zentrum"
Note: Parking is quite expensive in the centre - you better use the park and ride offer
There is no special rainy season
Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 8 – 18°C ( 47 - 64°F ); min: -1 - 7°C ( 30 - 45°F )
Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 21 – 23°C ( 70 - 73°F ); min: 10 - 12°C ( 50 - 52°F )
Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 4 – 17°C ( 39 - 63°F); min: 0 - 8°C ( 32 – 48°F )
Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 1 – 2°C ( 34 - 36°F); min: -5 - -1°C ( 23 - 30°F )
If you are in town in early August stop in to hear the Carillon Festival at the Johannisburg Castle.
Carillon players demonstrate their talent on this very unusual instrument. On a trip years ago it caught us by surprise. Normally a fan of rock, this very pleasant music is a must hear. Also visit the Arts and Crafts Market.
If you can walk an extra 10-15 minutes I suggest you park across the Main river from Palace and downtown area. One the weekend there is plenty of free parking along the streets and it is a pleasant walk down the river and across the bridge. You also get a nice view of the Palace from the bridge. I parked on Magnolienweg Street and walked along the...more
Aschaffenburg is a quite unknown and underrated place in the northwestern corner of Bavaria. It lies on the banks of the Main river and is the gate to the Spessart. Have a walk through the wounderful old historical centre and enjoy the picturesque architecture and great flair of the town.Aschaffenburg was the location of several United States Army...more
Not far away from Aschaffenburg you can see this castle (1419-1432). This small medieval castle is one of the beauty spots of the Spessart forest south-east of Frankfurt. Around the castle are various opportunities for walks. The castle itself is still inhabited but some parts can be visited.more