Cycling in Aschaffenburg and in the Spessart hills is all about having fun. Whether it's along the River Main Cycle Route, through picturesque scenery or alongside magnificent river courses, every bike ride is one to remember. For more information visit www.spessart-mainland.de and www.mainradweg.com.
We offer a special parking service for cyclists travelling along the Main:
7-day (€ 30) or 14-day (€ 60) tickets for the following municipal car parks:
Parkhaus Am Hauptbahnhof (multi-storey), Elisenstraße 24, 470 spaces, max. vehicle height 2.30m
Parkhaus Löhergraben (multi-storey), Löherstraße 21, 377 spaces, max. vehicle height 2.00m
Tiefgarage Alexandrastraße (underground), Alexandrastraße, 290 spaces, max. vehicle height 2.00m
Tiefgarage Stadthalle (underground), entrance on: Treibgasse, 438 spaces, max. vehicle height 2.10m
The way the tickets work is very straightforward. Tickets can be purchased from the service centre at Stadtwerke Aschaffenburg (Werkstraße 2, 63739 Aschaffenburg, tel: +49 6021 3910, firstname.lastname@example.org) or from Tourist Information on Schlossplatz square. You then use your ticket on first entering one of the car parks. The validity period (7 or 14 days) starts from when you first enter the car park. You can also add extra hours or days later on by topping up your payment at the car park. These additions are charged at the standard rate.
Discover Aschaffenburg on the town's cultural trails or explore the Spessart hills, Germany's largest continuous expanse of mixed deciduous forest, on a walking tour that takes in the breathtaking scenery, historical sights and fantastic views.
The Spessartbund association and other local groups and walking clubs offer a wide range of day walks and themed guided walks. For an overview of the walks currently available, visit www.spessartbund.de.
The Spessart Archaeological Project saw the creation of many cultural trails including seven special walking routes in and around Aschaffenburg. These marked footpaths are designed to give walkers a deeper insight into the history and culture of the Spessart hills. The region's historical relics, changing landscapes and cultural associations are not always immediately apparent. That's why each of the cultural trails is structured around a key theme with a series of information panels explaining the significance of particular sites on the route.
The following cultural trails have been set up in and around Aschaffenburg:
When it comes to fun and relaxation, Aschaffenburg has something for everyone, whether it's the outdoor pool (May to September), indoor pool (September to April), the sauna or the indoor ice rink (October to April).
Thrill-seekers can find adventure in Aschaffenburg's climbing centre or at one of the region's outdoor high-ropes courses. At Heigenbrücken treetop adventure park, for instance, you can whizz down one of Germany's highest and longest zip wires.
Aschaffenburg climbing centre, Wendelbergstraße 36, 63739 Aschaffenburg, www.kletterzentrum-aschaffenburg.de
Haibach high-ropes course and team-building centre/wildlife park, 63808 Haibach, www.kletterwald-haibach.de
Heigenbrücken high-ropes course, Am Wildpark, 63869 Heigenbrücken, www.kletterwald-spessart.de
There's plenty to keep golfing enthusiasts occupied in and around Aschaffenburg – from mini golf to full-sized golf courses.
Aschaffenburg's new mini golf course, built in 2011 on Flosshafen, provides fun and adventure for all the family on the banks of the river Main.
They say it's the best feeling in the world, being on horseback. And there are plenty of opportunities to jump in the saddle in Aschaffenburg.
Everyone loves to get out on the water, and in Aschaffenburg you're spoilt for choice. You can row on the lake in Schönbusch Park (boat hire €4 per half hour – available afternoons in good weather), take a riverboat cruise with Frankfurt's Primus Linie or even head out with a yacht club such as Wassersportfreunden Neptun Aschaffenburg or Wassersport Club Aschaffenburg 1980.
You can also learn the art of stand-up paddle boarding with Aschaffenburg's new SUP school on Flosshafen.
Want to see a town in a whole new way? Now you can – with a Segway tour of Aschaffenburg, the Nice of Bavaria.