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Pompeiianum – Aschaffenburg

Picture: Pompeiianum

Inspired by the excavations in Pompeii, King Ludwig I of Bavaria commissioned the architect Friedrich von Gärtner to build an idealized Roman villa, which was completed from 1840–1848. On the ground floor are the reception and guest rooms, the kitchen and the dining room, grouped around two inner court yards, the Atrium with its water basin and the Viridarium with its garden in the rear section of the house.

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Triclinium of the summer

The splendid decoration of the interior and the mosaic floors were copied or adapted from ancient models. Since 1994, original Roman works of art from the State Antiquities Collections and the Glyptothek in Munich are now also on display here. Among the most valuable exhibits in addition to the Roman marble sculptures, small bronzes and glas ses, are two marble thrones of gods. In addition, there is a different special exhibtion every year on an archaeological topic.

The Pompeiianum is surrounded by a small garden which was also only laid out in the mid-19th century. It was to be an "ideal Mediterranean landscape", and still has a flavour of the warmer climes of southern Europe with its fig, araucaria and almond trees, as well as vines, Lombardy poplars and pines.

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Aschaffenburg Palace Gardens


Pompejanumstraße 5
63739 Aschaffenburg
Telephone 06021 218012

Opening hours

26-31 March: 10 am-4 pm
April-3 October: 9 am-6 pm
4-31 October: 10 am-4 pm
closed Mondays
(except: Easter Monday, 1 May, Whit Monday, 15 August, 3 October)

closed November-25 March

General information on opening times and admission fees

Von Zirkus bis Apostel. Tafelgeschirr aus der Sammlung K. Wilhelm (From Circus to Apostle. The K. Wilhelm-Collection of tableware)

Special exhibition
26 March to 30 October 2022

Picture: Exhibition poster

The exhibition is included in the admission fee.

further information on the special exhibition "From Circus to Apostle. The K. Wilhelm-Collection of tableware"

Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek München

Video, Full-HD, 16:9, 6:31 minutes, 2019

Special exhibition
14 May to 30 October 2022

Videostill, PASSING THE GARDEN, 2019

The exhibition is included in the admission fee.

further information on PASSING THE GARDEN

Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek München

Guided tours

No regular guided tours

Admission fees 2022

6 euros regular
5 euros reduced

Combination ticket
(Pompeiianum+ Johannisburg Palace)
7 euros regular
6 euros reduced

Annual season tickets/
14-day tickets

Further information

Further information

Service (leaflets, photo/film, links …)

Information for visitors with reduced mobility:

Main rooms on the ground floor, 1st floor only accessible via staircase

Museums under different administration:

Branch of the Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek München (Bavarian State Collections of Antiquities and Glyptothek in Munich)

Nearest railway station:


Public transport with nearest stop:

Bus to ‘Stadthalle’

Parking space:

Multi-storey car parks in the city centre

Administrative office

Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Aschaffenburg
Schloßplatz 4
63739 Aschaffenburg
Telefon 06021 38657-0
Fax 06021 38657-16
sgvaschaffenburg@ bsv.bayern.de

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