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Aschaffenburg is a city of 71,000 people (2019) in Lower Franconia. It is the largest city in the Bavarian Lower Main region. Because of its location, it is often referred to as the gateway to the Spessart.


The “gate to the Spessart”, or the “bridge to the Rhenish culture”, is the centre of the Bavarian Untermain region.

Aschaffenburg has a lot to offer culturally, including the city theatre, the Hofgarten cabaret, and the Jesuit Church art gallery.

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by train[edit]

  • 1 Aschaffenburg Hauptbahnhof. The original 1850s station was destroyed in the war and has thus been replaced by a 1950s construction. Aschaffenburg Hauptbahnhof (Q203532) on Wikidata Aschaffenburg Hauptbahnhof on Wikipedia

Get around[edit]

Map of Aschaffenburg


Schloss Johannisburg
  • 1 Schloss Johannisburg, Schloßpl. 4. Renaissance palace built around 1614 for the Prince Bishop of Mainz in impressive coloured red sandstone. It was almost totally destroyed at the end of World War II but was restored a number of years later. Schloss Johannisburg (Q705848) on Wikidata Schloss Johannisburg on Wikipedia
  • 2 Schönbusch Park, Kleine Schönbuschallee 1, +49 60 21 625478. Landscape park


  • 1 LaserTag Aschaffenburg, Dieselstraße 2, 63741 Aschaffenburg (Gewerbegebiet Strietwald), +49 6021 44 245 90. M-Th 14:00-22:00, F 14:00-24:00, Sa 10:00-24:00, Su 10:00-22:00.


  • Aschaffenburger Volksfest: . Rides, beer hall, fireworks in the second half of June. (date needs fixing)
  • Kommz: August. Open air music festival
  • Fischmarkt: . The Hamburg fish market on tour. Late April-early May. (date needs fixing)



  • 1 Restaurant Hofgarten, Hofgartenstraße 1 (On the edge of Park Schöntal), +49 6021 31730. Biergarten.
  • 2 Zum Schlappeseppel, Schlossgasse 28, +49 6021 25531. 10:00 - 01:00. Beer and traditional food. mains from €8.




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