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Schloss Johannisburg mit Schlossanlagen

Schlossplatz 4, 63739 Aschaffenburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Den Haag, Niederlande
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

I visited this beautiful castle grounds on a sort of last-minute decision having already passed by the city of Aschaffenburg on the A3 motorway a couple of times. It's colourful history (was rebuilt from ruins twice) made a deep impression on me. At the time of my visit it was hosting besides its pernament exhibition an exhibition on cork models... More

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Washington, DC
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

This castle/museum will be best appreciated by visitors with some interest in German history, but the art collection has some worthwhile pieces as well. One unique display contains a collection of scale models representing famous Roman ruins -- the detail on the models is impressive; it's unique partly because the models were carved from cork! There aren't many displays that... More

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Stockton, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I love history and when in Germany this place is great to see & the whole area has a lot of history Great place for photographers to walk around

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Such a beautiful castle and grounds. Near the castle is also an exhibit that has artifacts from Pompeii, a little odd to see it this far from Italy but interesting. I would set aside 4 hours or so, to tour the grounds and surrounding area. For a great photo, go on the other side of the river, park at the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

its simply beautiful - beautiful restored - the whole setting just prefect - often there are concerts in the courtyard as well as the famous schlossfest - the wine bar - also located inside the courtyard is very typical for the region - try one of the franconian wines - they remind me of wines from the san gimignano area... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Johannisburg is a Nice and Big Castle in Aschaffenburg Germany to visit. It very interesting and the grounds are pretty along with the River Maine. Its close to the downtown area...

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Aschaffenburg is one of the best kept secrets for a historical town close to Frankfurt. The castle is an excellent example of Rennaissance architecture. Absolutely worth a visit. A park adjacent to the castle is also breathtaking with an replica of a villa in Pompei, Italy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Very impressive castle which dominates the landscape of Aschaffenburg. It was badly damaged in WWll but now fully restored. A visit to the lovely gardens with beautiful views of the river Maine is a must. Inside the castle there are museums, restaurant and exhibitions and the entry fee is very reasonable. Well worth a visit.

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Glendale, AZ
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Really nice building by the river, but inside there is not much to see. Some old furniture placed here and there, but not exactly what you would expect in a castle. The municipality of Aschaffenburg could do more to attract tourists in the area.

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Inverkip, United Kingdom
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The restored building itself is an attraction. So close to Frankfurt and with so many different exhibits. Old Masters like Van Dyke, Rembrandt, Rubens, etc. I'm a Lucas Cranach fan and I had the rare chance to enjoy so many of his paintings in one morning. Tha Palace has also modern art like Christian Schad's works, neoclassical furnishings, ecclesiastical vestments,... More

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