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Schönbusch Park – Aschaffenburg

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Schönbusch Park is one of the earliest landscape gardens in South Germany. Originating as the electoral game park, it was transformed at the instigation of the Archbishop and Elector of Mainz, Friedrich Carl von Erthal, under the direction of minister of state Graf Wilhelm von Sickingen and the architect Emanuel d'Herigoyen. From 1775, artificial lakes and water courses and hills were created and a winding belt walk was laid out.

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Red Bridge

By 1788/79, in addition to Schönbusch Palace, picturesque rural features in the form of the farm building, the shepherds' cottages and the little village had been created as well as the Temple of Friendship, the Philosophers' House, the observation tower, the dining hall and the Red Bridge.

Friedrich Ludwig von Sckell was brought in at the latest from 1783 to complete the garden. It was his first opportunity to apply to a new park the principles of landscape garden design that he had learned in England. In the process he created one of the most important landscape gardens in Germany. Since 2001 the kitchen building has housed a visitor centre, its main focus being the exhibition "Everything appears natural".

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Schönbusch Palace


Kleine Schönbuschallee 1
63741 Aschaffenburg
Telephone 06021 625478

Opening hours

Park: open all year round

Park Visitors' Centre:
April-3 October:
Saturdays, sundays and holidays  from 11 am-6 pm

Admission charge

Park: admission free

Park Visitors' Centre:
Visitors need an entrance ticket for Schönbusch Palace

Guided tours

For groups it is possible to book guided tours in English and French on the exhibition and the garden (telephone booking required).
Reservations: Tourist-Information or Führungsnetz Aschaffenburg
Telephone 06021 395-801

Further information

Further information

Service (leaflets, photo/film, links …)

Information for visitors with reduced mobility:

Admission possible; visitors' centre suitable for visitors with reduced mobility

Franchised restaurants and hotels:

Kulinarischer Schönbusch (Restaurant & Biergarten)
Telefon 06021 448560

Nearest railway station:


Public transport with nearest stop:

Bus to "Park Schönbusch"

Parking space:

Car park at the park entrance

Responsible administrative office

Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Aschaffenburg
Schlossplatz 4
63739 Aschaffenburg
Telefon 06021 38657-0
Fax 06021 38657-16

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