Johannisburg Palace – Aschaffenburg

Picture: Johannisburg Palace

This important Renaissance palace, built in 1605-1614 by Georg Ridinger, served until 1803 as a second official residence for the archbishops and electors of Mainz. It features an art gallery with works by Lucas Cranach the Elder (Branch of the Bavarian State Galleries), the Vestment Chamber of the Palace Church with ecclesiastical vestments from the Mainz Cathedral treasury, the Princes' Apartments with neoclassical furnishings and the Municipal Palace Museum.

Picture: Cork architectural model of the Colosseum

Cork architectural model
of the  Colosseum
external link Click on the picture to enlarge

One particularly unusual attraction is the world’s largest collection of cork architectural models. These remarkably detailed reproductions of famous buildings from ancient Rome were made from 1792 onwards by the court confectioner Carl May and his son Georg.

Palace Gardens

Live pictures of the Johannisburg Palace:

The following rooms are available for your events:

For details please choose a room by clicking on the picture or on the text.

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Object information:

Responsible administrative office

Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Aschaffenburg
Schlossplatz 4
63739 Aschaffenburg
Telefon (0 60 21) 3 86 57-0
Fax (0 60 21) 3 86 57-16
E-Mail sgvaschaffenburg@

Opening hours

April-September: 9 am-6 pm
October-March: 10 am-4 pm
closed Mondays

Closed on: 
1.1., Shrove Tuesday, 24.12., 25.12., 31.12.

Guided tours

No regular guided tours

Admission charges 2014 

5.50 euros regular
4.50 euros reduced internal link

Combination ticket
Johannisburg Palace / Pompeiianum:
9 euros regular
7 euros reduced internal link

Annual season tickets /

All opening hours and admission charges at a glance (PDF-file)


Information for the disabled:

Lift available, please inquire at the cash-desk

Museums under different administration:

Palace Museum (Part of the Museums of the City 
of Aschaffenburg)
tel (0 60 21) 3 86 74-0



Franchised restaurants and hotels:

Tel. (0 60 21) 1 24 40
externer Link www.schlosswein

Nearest railway station:


Public transport with nearest stop:

Bus to "Stadthalle"

Parking space:

Car parks near the palace and in the Suicardusstraße

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