Bike Touring Highlight
Even from a distance, the monumental Renaissance building with its striking towers is clearly visible. Built in the 17th century, it was used by the Archbishops of Mainz as a secondary residence. However, the original plant is likely to be much older, estimated to date from the 14th century. There are many stories about the castle, among others, the Swedish king Gustav Adolf intended to have the castle dismantled and to have it rebuilt in Sweden.
Today it houses a museum and a restaurant, the chateau wine taverns.
February 16, 2016
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.
August 5, 2018
"Schloss Johannisburg in Aschaffenburg served as the second residence of the Archbishops and Electors of Mainz until 1803. It was built in the style of the Renaissance from Rotsandstein in the period from 1605 to 1614 by the architect Georg Ridinger of Strasbourg, which consists of four large wings, each with three On each corner there is a tower, in the four corners of the inner courtyard there are also smaller stair towers, which belonged to the Bavarian Crown from 1814 until the end of the monarchy in 1918. Today, the Free State of Bavaria is the owner Bavarian Administration of State Castles, Gardens and Lakes manages.
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 her castle." "- Wikipedia - Schloss Johannisburg
January 7, 2017
The massive four-wing complex of the 1614 completed castle Johannisburg is one of the most important palace buildings of the German Renaissance. Only a good 50 kilometers along the banks of the Main from the financial metropolis of Frankfurt, the castle is open to the public and offers in its museum, among other things, the world's largest collection of architectural models made of cork.
March 12, 2018
The city wall of Aschaffenburg has been preserved only sparsely. In addition to the Theodorichstor near the castle Johannisburg still exist remnants of the city wall and two towers in the city park of Aschaffenburg.
March 12, 2018
Of the built at the end of the 14th century, the medieval city completely enclosing city walls in Aschaffenburg today only a few leftovers exist; After 1870, most of the fortifications had been demolished to make way for the then rapidly growing city. Imposing is the Theodorichstor near the castle Johannisburg, which - from the Main - was the only entrance to the city below the palace park. While the gate has more or less preserved its medieval appearance, the battlement above the gate was redesigned around 1780 into a garden promenade, which connects the castle with the associated parks.
August 16, 2017
From the Mainweg a foot and a cycle path leads up the hill to the castle. From there there is a connecting path under arbors to beautiful Pompejanum. In the opposite direction, small streets with old pubs lead to the basilica. Definitely worth a visit! Especially recommended: The Schlappeseppel brewery (where there is no more Schlappeseppel beer), and the Biersepp (former Falstaff) with cozy vaulted cellar. Both with outdoor entertainment.
June 17, 2018
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