Aschaffenburg is particularly well-known for the Lower Main dialect, which is spoken locally. You will come across several historical buildings and a lot of green space here. The city was founded as early as the 5th Century by the Alemanns. Today, you will witness a mix of old and new.
Ideally you would arrive at Aschaffenburg via Frankfurt am Main airport, which is located approx. 43 kilometers away from the city. However, there is also an airport situated around 2 kilometers South West of the city. Regional trains travel through the main railway station in Aschaffenburg on a daily basis as well as connections from long-distance travel.
The landmark of the city as well as also being the biggest tourist attraction, is the Schloss Johannisburg. The renaissance castle was built in the early 17th Century by the architect Georg Ridinger, it stretches over four large wings and each of which has three floors.
A late-Romanesque cloister as well as the "Lamentation of Christ" can be found in theStiftskirche St. Peter und Alexander.
In the Schloss Johannisburg “Johannisburg Castle”, there is the Staatsgalerie Aschaffenburg , which also displays the significant Cranach exhibition as part of the Bavarian State Painting Collections.
In the former Rabbi´s house, you will find the Museum jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur, “Museum of Jewish History and Culture”. Here, you will learn a lot of important facts about the life of the Jewish inhabitants of the city from the year 1267 up until their persecution during the era of National Socialism.
In the Restaurant Zum Fegerer, you will be spoilt with classical stews, Spessart-Wild and many other seasonal delicacies from the region. High quality restaurants such as this, place great emphasis on the Franconian cooking tradition. The Wirtshaus Zum Fegerer is located in a historical building on the Schlossgasse 14. Here, you can also sample and enjoy various select wines.