Green and Beautiful
Aschaffenburg is home to magnificent green spaces that are perfect for recharging yourself. Especially at the Johannisburg Castle, you feel like you traveled South of the Alps.
The castle is located high above the Main River and the castle grounds invite you for a stroll through fig trees and green arcades. The Archbishop and Electoral Prince Friedrich Carl von Erthal had a breakfast temple and a chestnut grove planted here. Another area that was transformed into a green space was the city moat. King Ludwig I is said to have considered Aschaffenburg his “Bavarian Nice.” He added a replica of a Roman era house to the park, the Pompeianum. He also had fig trees and agaves planted around the villa. The city has to thank the green thumb of Archpishop Friedrich Carl von Erthal for the establishment of Schönbusch Park. It is one of the first and most significant landscape parks in Germany. Von Erthal had the royal wild animal park transformed to a landscape of ponds and creeks, rolling hills and serene trails. At the time, English gardens were the biggest rage, so he had a friendship temple and a philosopher’s house added to the park. To this day, a small herd of Scottish highlands cattle grazes the area surrounding a small artificial village.
AschaffenburgGüterberg 6-1263739 AschaffenburgGermanyTel.: +49 6021/35830
AschaffenburgKleine Schönbuschallee 163739 AschaffenburgGermanyTel.: +49 6021/625478
AschaffenburgPlatanenallee63739 AschaffenburgGermanyTel.: +49 6021/35830
AschaffenburgSchlossplatz 463739 AschaffenburgGermanyTel.: +49 6021/386570Fax +49 6021/3865716