Aschaffenburg is home to wonderful palaces, parks and gardens. The old quarter’s narrow lanes, historical half-timbered buildings and many museums make it an attractive destination at any time of year.
"Hikeable Aschaffenburg" for first-time visitors
A recommended day-long programme in Aschaffenburg. For independent travellers, families or couples.
10am: start at Johannisburg Palace, meet at Schlossbrücke bridge Walk of approx. 3.5km, easy/medium difficulty on mostly level terrain through - Offenes Schöntal, - Grossmutterwiese and Grünbrücke Park, - and Fasanerie Park. - Slight climb up Godelsberg hill (approx. 260m) to Teufelskanzel viewing point, an excellent place to take photos
12.30pm: lunch in Fasanerie or Zeughaus
2.30pm: meet on Stiftsplatz square, walk through the old quarter to Johannisburg Palace, and on through the Palace Park to the Pompeiianum (approx. 1.5km)
approx. 4.30pm: opportunity to visit the Pompeiianum
6:30pm: dinner in the old quarter or at the hotel
"Relaxed cycle tour" for nature lovers
A recommended tour for a day trip in Aschaffenburg.
10am: meet at Johannisburg Palace (Schlossbrücke/bridge), cycle to Schönbusch Park
11am: ‘Grüne Achsen – Blaues Wasser’ (green corners – blue water) guided tour of the park
12.30pm: lunch at Kulinarischer Schönbusch
2pm: opportunity to row a boat, enjoy an ice cream or visit Schönbusch Palace
4pm: cycle to Nilkheim Park and the fort baths; then onwards along the Main to Flosshafen
6.30pm: dinner in town or at the hotel
"Challenging cycle tour" for active holidaymakers
A recommended tour for active holidaymakers.
9.30am: meet at Grünbrücke Park, taking the southern route: Distance: approx. 23.4km; approx. 1.5 hours cycling, excluding breaks or stop-offs,medium difficulty, mostly level terrain Waypoints on the southern route: - Fasanerie Park - Teufelskanzel and Goldbacher Kanzel viewing points - Exe: a conservation area and natural heritage site, home to Mongolian wild horses and Heck cattle - Maria Frieden forest chapel and Obernau barrage - Nilkheim Park, created in the 19th century, and its historical buildings - Schönbusch Park and Palace
Noon: lunch at Kulinarischer Schönbusch
approx. 1.30pm: opportunity to row a boat, enjoy an ice cream or visit Schönbusch Palace
3pm: start along the northern route and part of the River Main Cycle Route Distance: approx. 24.7km; approx. 1.5 hours cycling, excluding breaks or stop-offs,easy/medium difficulty, mostly level terrain Waypoints on the northern route: - Schöntal Park - The promenade on the Main river past the Pompeiianum - The unspoilt Steinbachtal valley and its myth-enshrouded ruins - The green corridor along the Aschaff river with its opportunities for water-based fun and other activities