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Schloss Johannisburg, Aschaffenburg

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Castle Tourist Spot
Constructed in the early 1600s overlooking the river Main, Schloss Johannisburg is made of the red sandstone typical to this area and is one of the best examples of Renaissance architecture in Germany. Heavily shelled during World War II, the castle was subsequently restored and opened to the public in 1964. Take the self-guided tour to see photos of the damage, learn about the castle's history, and visit the various collections housed within. Take a look at the unusual collection of cork models of ancient Roman buildings, including the Coliseum and the gallery of paintings by Bavarian artists, or enjoy a glass of wine by a palace window. The surrounding gardens also provide a nice place to relax after your visit. Our Aschaffenburg trip itinerary maker makes visiting Schloss Johannisburg and other Aschaffenburg attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The castle is impressive by any standards. That's why I rated it VG even though nearly all of the important spaces inside it are closed for restoration/renovation.  more »
  • An amazing building that sits overlooking the river, with a massive interior courtyard. Originally built for the local bishop of the area. This place is definitely worth a visit. Even just to gaze at ...  more »
  • It was very nice and historical place to visit and not so touristy. We did not have time to go inside to look. Next time I would like to.  more »
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  • Like many other of German castles, it has been taking good care and remaining good condition. I found vegetarian garden on the extent side walk to garden. Even though the garden is boring but I could have a view over Main river.
  • Pretty castle, one of the touristic highlights of this town. There's a castle tour you can take and a restaurant you can visit. Once you're done, stroll along the castle towards the Pompejanum and visit it as well as the adjoining gardens, they're beautiful.
  • One Of the verry few preserved medieval castles, because it was not destroyed during the 30 years war.
  • Very nice and quite place. Beautiful location and scenery due to river.
  • It has the best combination of architectural view.