Top Places to Visit in Aschaffenburg

(Last Updated On: August 9, 2018)

Aschaffenburg is a city in Bavaria Germany that waits for you to discover it. Once you decide to visit this place you do not need a map or a tour guide, you can just stroll the streets and find everything you need to see in a walking distance. Well this is debatable to a point, but according to me what is the point to go from one landmark to another using public transportation if they are just, let`s say 15 minutes apart.

Aschaffenburg was named by the river Aschaff that runs through parts of the town. The city was almost completely destroyed during the WWII but then after the war it was completely rebuilt, thanks to being close to Frankfurt.

There are numerous festivals during the year in Aschaffenburg, but the most popular one is the Stadtfest which is held at the end of August.

There are many places you can visit here since this is truly an amazing city with lots to offer. If you are visiting for the first time, here are the highlights of my trip.

Basilica of St Peter and Alexander

Basilica of SS Peter and Alexander was first built as a Roman church but now it is a Catholic Church. The reason I put this church first on my list is because it is situated on top of a hill and for that reason it offers some amazing views of the city.

To our Lady or Zu Unserer Lieben Frau

To our Lady is the oldest parish church in Aschaffenburg. The church was built in 1768 by Franz Boccorny but the first written record of the church dates back to 1183.


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Park Schontal

Park Schontal is probably the most serene place in Aschaffenburg. This place was originaly a Zoo but it was converted into an English Garden in the 18th century. Visit the park when the magnolias are blooming, it is simply magical.

Pompejanum

Pompejanum was built by King Ludwig and it is a replica of a Roman Villa. Today Pompejanum represents a place that admires antiquities. Inside you can find different exhibitions, sculptures and ornaments from Roman times.


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Schloss Johannisburg

Schloss Johannisburg Castle is considered one of the most beautiful castles in Renaissance Germany. It is built by red sandstones and it sits on a terrace overlooking the river.


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Stiftsmuseum

Stiftsmuseum is a small museum in Aschaffenburg where you can see some important finds from the prehistoric times. The interior is packed on 3 levels and it is definitely an attraction that is worth the visit.

Kunsthalle Jesuitenkirche

Kunsthalle Jesuitenkirche is a beautiful marble church where you can find some temporary art exhibits. If this is your thing then you can go on this link and find out more about their current exhibition.

Where to stay in Aschaffenburg?

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9 Comments

  1. Jackie

    August 9, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    Wow the buildings are gorgeous! I love how things in other countries are designed, it really does highlight the differences in culture in different places.

  2. Monidipa

    August 10, 2018 at 7:45 am

    I would love to visit there, specially in the end of August to be able to attend Stadtfest. The view of all the buildings are so mesmerizing.

  3. Aditi

    August 10, 2018 at 9:02 am

    This is such a beautiful city, I wonder why I haven’t heard of it. After looking at all your beautiful pictures and reading so much about Aschaffenburg makes me want to go there someday!

  4. Elizabeth O

    August 10, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    From the photos this place reminds me of little quaint villages you see in the movies. It looks so beautiful and historic. I would love to visit.

  5. Omar | FreethinkingGuru.com

    August 10, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    Those buildings are amazing! I would love to go there to visit Schloss Johannisburg Castle. Would b fun to take a tour through there!

  6. Amanda maguire

    August 10, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    This is what I think of when I think of steriotypical Germany. Your photos are amazing. This place sound like somewhere I’d love to visit!!

  7. Tonya Tardiff

    August 10, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    This city is so beautiful! I have always wanted to visit Aschaffenburg, and this post just makes me want to hop on a plane and go!

  8. Nidhi Fouzdar

    August 13, 2018 at 10:42 am

    city is so beautiful and those buildings are mesmerizing. Love your photos

  9. Karla

    August 13, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Aschaffenburg looks amazing. It’s so perfect for fairytale themed photo shoots! I wanna go there with my boyfriend!

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