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 Palace Church with Raenaissane altar of alabaster by Hans Juncker, the Princes' Apartments with neoclassical furnishings and the Municipal Palace Museum.
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.
Live pictures of Johannisburg Palace you can find here:
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Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Aschaffenburg
(0 60 21) 3 86 57-0
Fax (0 60 21) 3 86 57-16
April-September: 9 am-6 pm
October-March: 10 am-4 pm
Closed on: January 1, Shrove Tuesday, December 24/25/31
No regular guided tours
5.50 euros regular
4.50 euros reduced
(Johannisburg Palace/ Pompeiianum)
9 euros regular
7 euros reduced
Lift available, please inquire at the cash-desk
Palace Museum (Part of the Museums of the City of Aschaffenburg)
tel (0 60 21) 3 86 74-0
Tel. (0 60 21) 1 24 40
Bus to "Stadthalle"
Car parks near the palace and in the Suicardusstraße
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