Our changing highlights show the diversity of Aschaffenburg with awakening anticipation. No month passes without a minor or major event taking place. The markets also exude a special flair – from the weekly markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays to pottery and craft markets in the palace courtyard to the traditional Aschaffenburg christmas market.
The Aschaffenburg weekly market is proven to be the most traditional market in the time-honored Spessart metropolis and can be traced back to the 12th century. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, up to 50 traders from the surrounding area offer their products in a picturesque atmosphere on the Schlossplatz. These include food of all kinds, products of fruit and garden cultivation, agriculture, forestry and fishing. On Saturdays during the summer months you will find the popular wine stand.
With the Aschaffenburg Jazz & Crime Festival, there is exciting and musical entertainment at various "crime scenes" in our city. Together with crime writers across the region, Klaus Appel and his musical guests provide music, words and murder. Venues have already included the Hofgarten Kabarett, a police station, a courtroom and the Stadttheater theater.
Jazz & Crime Night
The Aschaffenburg Guitar Festival is one of the oldest events of its kind in Germany. Every year, they offer a big stage to world stars of the guitar scene, young artists and students of the music school.
In the beautiful ambience of the Ridinger Hall, the Collegium Musicum Aschaffenburg performs classical concerts with top-class soloists.
Every year during the summer months, three exquisite chamber concerts are held in the atmospheric festival hall in the centre of Schönbusch Park. The park provides the perfect setting for a leisurely stroll before the events and during the interval.
With 500,000 visitors, the Volksfest in Aschaffenburg, located directly on the banks of the Main River against the backdrop of Johannisburg Castle, is considered the largest in the southeastern Rhine-Main region. The primary goal is to present an attractive and balanced range of rides, entertaining performances and culinary delights every year.
The city's diverse cultural offerings are also reflected in the program and also delight art lovers with numerous special exhibitions! State, municipal, church and private institutions participate with a varied program that culminates in the museum night in July.
Over three days, visitors will find a colourful mix of delicious food, cultural presentations, music, games and activities, discussions and information. The focus is on getting to know other cultures, overcoming prejudice and recognising similarities. In partnership, the city of Aschaffenburg, the Stadtjugendring Aschaffenburg and the participating groups and associations have set new priorities. Here, people from many nations demonstrate how peaceful coexistence and respect work in Aschaffenburg.
The Bach Festival is a series of high-calibre events that draw people from far and wide. Every year, concerts, church music events and culture tours cover a range of themes.
Every year on the last weekend in August, the Bavarian town on the banks of the Lower Main is transformed into a giant festival site, with many of the squares, streets and alleys in the town centre turned into venues for open-air concerts, comedy, entertainment and enjoying food and drink. Numerous restaurants, craft stalls, and music from regional and national bands represent Aschaffenburg’s sense of culture and civic pride.