The many highlights in our calendar showcase the variety that defines Aschaffenburg. No month passes without a minor or major event taking place. The town’s markets exude a particular charm, from market day on Wednesdays and Saturdays to pottery and craft markets in the inner courtyard of Johannisburg Palace and the traditional Aschaffenburg Christmas market.
Unfortunately, not all events can take place as planned this year due to the current coronavirus restrictions.
Tickets remain valid should an event be moved to another date, in which case you can decide whether to keep the tickets or return them. Returns and refunds are handled by the seller, as is also the case should an event be cancelled.
While we try our best to keep this list as current as possible, we assume no responsibility for its completeness or for any errors.
If you have any questions regarding rescheduled dates, please contact the event organiser. The name and contact details can be found on your ticket.
Every Wednesday and Saturday from 7am to 1pm
Aschaffenburg’s main market was first mentioned in records in the 12th century, making it the oldest in town. Every Wednesday and Saturday, up to 50 stallholders from the region sell their wares in the picturesque setting of Schlossplatz square. On offer are foods of all kinds, fruit, vegetable and fish products, and other goods from agriculture and forestry. During the summer months, the Saturday market has a popular wine stall.
For the eleventh time, the Aschaffenburg Jazz & Crime Festival promises suspense and musical entertainment at a number of ‘crime scenes’ around town. Crime authors from across the region join Klaus Appel and his musical guests for music, readings and murder. Venues include the Hofgarten Kabarett theatre, a police station, a courtroom and the Stadttheater theatre.
Jazz & Crime Night
The Aschaffenburg Guitar Festival is one of the oldest events of its kind in Germany and takes place for the 42nd time in 2022. It will once again provide a grand stage for leading international guitarists, young artists and students from the music academy.
Every year during the summer months, three exquisite chamber concerts are held in the atmospheric festival hall in the centre of Schönbusch Park. The park provides the perfect setting for a leisurely stroll before the events and during the interval.
Set against the backdrop of Johannisburg Palace, Aschaffenburg Volksfest attracts some half a million people to the banks of the Main river every year. It offers something for all ages, with fairground rides and attractions, live entertainment and Bavarian food and drink in the beer tents.
The theme of this year’s event is yet to be announced. But you can rest assured that the programme will reflect the town’s varied arts scene, and that there will be plenty of special exhibitions to please any culturally minded visitor. Regional, municipal, religious and private institutions will be taking part in a varied programme culminating in the Museums Night in July.
Over three days, visitors will find a colourful mix of delicious food, cultural presentations, music, games and activities, discussions and information. The focus is on getting to know other cultures, overcoming prejudice and recognising similarities. There is a new focus for this event, which is jointly organised by Aschaffenburg town council, the association of Aschaffenburg youth organisations and the participating groups and associations. At the Brotherhood of Nations Festival, people demonstrate the reality of peaceful coexistence and respect in Aschaffenburg.
The Bach Festival is a series of high-calibre events that draw people from far and wide. Every year, concerts, church music events and culture tours cover a range of themes.
Every year on the last weekend in August, the Bavarian town on the banks of the Lower Main is transformed into a giant festival site, with many of the squares, streets and alleys in the town centre turned into venues for open-air concerts, comedy, entertainment and enjoying food and drink. Numerous restaurants, craft stalls, and music from regional and national bands represent Aschaffenburg’s sense of culture and civic pride.