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Aschaffenburg for Curious Minds

There are various guided tours available for visitors to learn more about the many places of interest in the "Bavarian Nice" as king Ludwig I of Bavaria called Aschaffenburg. General tours, themed tours, event tours and tours in historic dress all offer fascinating insights into the town's customs, its history, its industry and its quirks.


Public guided tours

You can discover the town's attractions all year round with the Aschaffenburg Tour Guide Network – and there's no need to book in advance.

  • Historic Old Town guided tour 'Moi Ascheberg'
    In English by arrangement
    German (takes place in all weather): Sunday 11am, plus April-October Wednesday & Saturday 11am; 90 minutes; meeting point: outside Tourist Information, Schlossplatz 2
  • Johannisburg Palace 'Residence and Treasure Trove of the Electors'
    In English by arrangement
    German: Sunday 2pm; 90 minutes; meeting point: Johannisburg Palace, Schlossplatz 4, ticket office
  • Pompeiianum 'The Roman House in Aschaffenburg' or a themed tour
    In English by arrangement
    German: April-September, Sunday 3pm; meeting point: Pompeiianum, Pompejanumstrasse 5, ticket office
  • Electoral Villa in Schönbusch Park special tour 'Servant gossip...'
    In English by arrangement
    German: April-September, Sunday 4pm; meeting point: Schönbusch Park, Electoral Villa (Schlösschen)
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Private tours for groups

Contact Tourist Information in Aschaffenburg (tel: +49 (0)6021 395 800 or email: a few weeks before your visit to book tours for your group, friends, club, etc.

More information: the top ten tours in Aschaffenburg

tomis Audioguide

Aschaffenburg audio guide

Sights and sounds of Aschaffenburg (German/English/French)

Aschaffenburg and its attractions are just waiting to be discovered at your convenience. You don't need a tour guide All you need before the tour can begin is a map and a mobile phone or mp3 player. It is free to download the audio guide to your mp3 player, but please check your tariff for charges for using your mobile phone in Germany.
Click here for the tomis audio guide (German/English)

A project group at the Karl Theodor von Dalberg school has produced an audio guide in French: audioguide Français d'Aschaffenbourg

Naturwissenschaftliches Museum (Foto: Ines Otschik)

Natural History Museum

The former residence of the Counts of Schönborn, which was built in 1681, has been home to the natural history collections since 1970. The displays present indigenous flora and fauna, as well as some more exotic plants and animals. The geology and mineralogy departments provide an introduction to the topography and geological history of the Spessart region.

Schönborner Hof, Wermbachstraße 15, 63739 Aschaffenburg,

Opening times: daily 9am-noon & 1-4pm, closed Wednesdays
Admission price: €1/€0.50 concessions

Schönborner Hof (Foto: Till Benzin)

Municipal archive

The municipal archive, which is open to the public, curates and preserves documents relating to over 1,000 years of Aschaffenburg's history. These original records range in date from 1127 to the present day. The archive also conducts its own research and teaches people about local history through talks, exhibitions, publications and other activities.

Stadt- und Stiftsarchiv, Wermbachstraße 15, 63739 Aschaffenburg,, Telefon +49.6021.4561050

Reading room opening times: Monday-Thursday 10am-noon & 2-4pm, Friday 10am-noon, first Saturday of the month 10am-3pm

Stadtbibliothek (Foto: Alexander Heinrichs)

Municipal library

One building – a whole world of discoveries. This centre for education, communication and leisure is open to everyone. Its approx. 80,000 items are held across five light-flooded floors. You can get lost in a good book in the cosy reading corner or unwind with fellow bookworms in the Bücherwurm café.

Stadtbibliothek Aschaffenburg, Schloßplatz 2, 63739 Aschaffenburg,, Telefon +49.6021.33940

Hofbibliothek (Foto: MEV Verlag)

Court library

Historic collection:

58 manuscripts
162 incunabula (printed between 1450 and 1500)
approx. 30,000 pre-20th century volumes

New collection:

approx. 80,000 volumes dated 1900 onwards

Hofbibliothek, Schloss Johannisburg, Schloßplatz 4, 63739 Aschaffenburg,, Telefon +49.6021.4463990


The Main information pavilion

The Main information pavilion was built in 2012 by the Aschaffenburg Water and Maritime Office as part of a project for apprentice waterway engineers and joiners.

Three display boards tell visitors about the Aschaffenburg Water and Maritime Office, what it does and the wide range of skilled trades it offers training in. The pavilion also provides information on the electronic waterways information system (ELWIS) and the identification requirements of boats and ships.

Wasser- und Schifffahrtsamt Aschaffenburg, Obernauer Straße 6,
Access via Flosshafen harbour, diagonally opposite the mini golf course
Opening hours: 9am-5pm