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Aschaffenburg

Aschaffenburg is a city in northwest Bavaria, Germany. The town of Aschaffenburg is not considered part of the district of Aschaffenburg, but is the administrative seat.Aschaffenburg belonged to the Archbishopric of Mainz for more than 800 years. The city is located at the westernmost border of Lower Franconia and separated from the central and eastern part of the administrative district by the Spessart hills, whereas it opens towards the Rhine-Main plain in the west and north-west. Therefore, the inhabitants speak neither Bavarian nor East Franconian but rather a local version of Rhine Franconian.GeographyGeographic locationThe town is located on both sides of the River Main in the southwest part of Germany, 41km southeast of Frankfurt am Main. The second river is the small Aschaff which flows in the western part of the town into the River Main. The region is called Bayerischer Untermain or Bavarian Lower Main.ClimateContinental, typically with warm, dry summers and cold, damp winters. Aschaffenburg usually receives less snowfall during the winter than the nearby Spessart.Municipal districtsAschaffenburg counts 10 districts: Damm Gailbach Leider Nilkheim Obernau Obernauer Kolonie Österreicher Kolonie Schweinheim Stadtmitte Strietwald Nilkheim and Leider are the only districts located on the left bank of the river Main.
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