Aschaffenburg – Bavaria’s treasure at the gates of Frankfurt
Aschaffenburg is a perfect travel destination for all seasons: In spring visit the romantic magnolia blossom. In summer, experience the Mediterranean feeling of the Roman villa and garden of Pompeiianum, which is unique in the world. In autumn hiking tours through the coloured parks or on cultural trails. In addition, in winter is the best time for visiting the cosy and warm places exhibiting exquisite art from famous old German masters like Gruenewald and Cranach up to internationally famous painters of the 20th century like Kirchner and Schad.
The birthplace of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, one of the most famous Expressionist painters worldwide, presents exquisite exhibitions. Old and modern art is on display in Aschaffenburg’s museums and galleries. A highlight that should not be missed is the world’s largest collection of cork architectural models of famous Roman antique buildings like the colosseum in Johannisburg Palace. On top of that the palace presents one of the largest collections of paintings of Lucas Cranach the Elder and his workshop. In 2020 the Christian Schad Museum will open its doors – Christian Schad is one of the most important protagonists of Modernism. Next to his “icons” of New Objectivity, Schad’s world fame is based on the camera-less photograph, called “Schadograph”.
Nature and Garden Lovers are fascinated about Aschaffenburg’s beautiful and diverse parks and gardens, among them one of Germany’s most beautiful English landscape parks, the Mediterranean garden and the Magnolia grove.
No matter if you visit the town during a stopover, on a day tour or stay several days: Aschaffenburg offers you lots of treasures and is always worth a trip!