Top Places to Visit in Aschaffenburg
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.
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 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.
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 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 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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