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Schloss Johannisburg, Aschaffenburg

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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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  • This is the main attraction of the small town of Aschaffenburg. Impressed by the precise proportions of the Castle, a beautiful place on the river main. Very recommend a peek into the inner chambers of the Castle and feel the distant past of this place.
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  • The visit of the Castle and the main promenade was fun despite icy temperature. The building is impressive not only for architects.
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  • Amazing castle that you can walk around and through. Many greenbelts, parks, the River Main, centrally located downtown. The train station is walking distance. A must see! 
  • 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.
  • Very nice and quite place. Beautiful location and scenery due to river.
  • One Of the verry few preserved medieval castles, because it was not destroyed during the 30 years war.
  • Worth visiting. Especially the exhibition with architectural models made from cork was great!
  • Spent many days here while serving in the army. Awesome place!