Road Cycling Highlight
The castle Johannisburg in Aschaffenburg served until 1803 as the second residence of the Mainz archbishops and electors. It was built in the period from 1605 to 1614 by Strasbourg master builder Georg Ridinger in the style of the Renaissance from Rotsandstein. The complex consists of four large wings, each with three floors. At each corner is a tower, in the four corners of the courtyard are also smaller stair towers. From 1814 until the end of the monarchy in 1918, the castle belonged to the Bavarian crown. Today, the Free State of Bavaria is owner, and the facility is managed by the Bavarian Administration of State Castles, Gardens and Lakes. The castle also houses the castle museum and the administration of the museums of the city of Aschaffenburg.
The castle dominates the image of the city of Aschaffenburg and is considered her biggest attraction. A native of Aschaffenburg said once: "The city is its castle." 🚴♂️de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schloss_Johannisburg
September 13, 2018
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