Aschaffenburg – The Bavarian Nice
The Süddeutsche Zeitung once described Aschaffenburg as Bavaria with a difference. An Upper Bavarian would not even claim that, however, the city is so far above the white sausage equator, seen from it in the far north, and so close is the state border with Hesse. Not only did the local soccer team play in the Hessenliga, so that the distances are not so far, but many students also use the proximity to Hessen to avoid the very strict Bavarian school system.
The population in Aschaffenburg has grown significantly in recent years. This is due to the convenient location on the edge of the Rhine-Main area. Many commuters live in Aschaffenburg because of the relatively cheap building sites and the high quality of life and drive to work in the greater Frankfurt area. As a result, the city’s population is more oriented towards Frankfurt and Hesse than towards Munich and Upper Bavaria. From a political point of view, however, Aschaffenburg has belonged to the Free State of Bavaria since the Napoleonic era.
As far as the dialect and dialect are concerned, neither Bavarian, nor Hessian, nor Franconian is spoken in Aschaffenburg, but with its own dialect. Some dialect poets have even immortalized the regional dialect in poems.
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|Name of the city||Aschaffenburg|
|further names||Bavarian Nice
Gate to the Spessart
Pearl on the Lower Main
|Country||Federal Republic of Germany|
|Location||Aschaffenburg is located in the northernmost part of the Free State of Bavaria
on the state border with Hesse.
|Landmark of the city||Johannisburg Castle
|City peculiarities||Independent city in the administrative region of Lower Franconia (Bavaria)
gateway to the Spessart
|Main religion||Va Roman Catholic Christianity|
|National currency||Euro (1 € = 100 cents)|
|Elevations or mountains||Bischberg
|Lakes in or near the city||Fasaneriesee|
|Tourist center||Tourist Information
Email: [email protected]
|Telephone code with country code||0049 – (0) 6021 – participant number|
|Time||CET or CEST (Central European Summer Time) in summer|
|Line voltage, line frequency||230/400 V and 50 Hz|
Aschaffenburg: special features and festivals
Rosso Bianco Collection
Aschaffenburg hosted the largest permanent racing and sports car show in the world: the Rosso Bianco Collection. The exhibition was unfortunately closed in February 2006 and sold to the Dutch Louwman Collection.
The city is home to the largest collection of bugs in the world. For more information, see museums
Warmest place in Bavaria
Aschaffenburg is considered to be the warmest place in Bavaria.
First driving school in Germany
1904 opened a driving school in Germany for the first time in Aschaffenburg.
Density of catering establishments
The city is also Germany’s leader in terms of the density of catering establishments. There is only one restaurant for every 400 residents.
Celebrations and events
Open Air Festival Kommz
On the first weekend in August, the Open Air Festival Kommz takes place in Nilkheimer Park. A campsite for camping is located next to the stage.
Also in August, but on the last weekend, Aschaffenburg celebrates its city festival. The whole city center is full of people.
In summer the Schönbusch Concerts take place in Park Schönbusch, one of the most beautiful parks in Germany.
Aschaffenburg: Well-known people
Friedrich Karl von Erthal (1774-1802)
Archbishop and Elector of Mainz. He is buried in the collegiate church.
Clemens Brentano (1778-1842)
educator. He is buried in the cemetery on Lamprechtstrasse.
Ludwig I (1786-1868)
King of Bavaria. He had his summer residence in Aschaffenburg and had the Pompejanum built there in 1847/1848.
Franz Wendelin, known as Hanns Seidel (1901 in Aschaffenburg – 1961)
Prime Minister of the Free State of Bavaria
Alfons Goppel (1905 – 1991 near Aschaffenburg)
Prime Minister of the Free State of Bavaria from 1962 to 1978
Felix Magath (born 1953 in Sailauf near Aschaffenburg)
German soccer coach
Urban Priol (born 1961 in Aschaffenburg)
cabaret artist, comedian and writer
Aschaffenburg: Recommended excursions
Hikers are recommended as a trip to the Spessart. Aschaffenburg lies directly in front of this low mountain range, one of the largest nature parks in Germany.
Michelstadt is about 50 km from Aschaffenburg and is known for its medieval houses, especially the half-timbered town hall, and the Odenwald Museum.
15 km away is the Mespelbrunn moated castle from the Renaissance. You can also visit interesting art collections here.