Discover Aschaffenburg by Boat!

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View of Schloss Johannisburg from the River Main
View of Schloss Johannisburg from the River Main

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Aschaffenburg is a town with about 70,000 inhabitants in Lower Franconia in the very West of Bavaria. It is situated right at the River Main and in a great location between the metropolis Frankfurt (Frankfurt vacation rentals | Frankfurt travel guide) am Main and the Spessart national park, one of Germany’s biggest contiguous forest regions. If you ever visit Aschaffenburg (Aschaffenburg vacation rentals | Aschaffenburg travel guide) and want to experience this stunningly beautiful city from its best side, you should take a cruise on the River Main.

Aschaffenburg is a beautiful 1000—year—old town filled with fairytale castles and romantic parks. The relatively mild climate all year round provides ideal conditions for the many Mediterranean inspired gardens that are located all along the coastline of the River Main. Ludwig I of Bavaria, the famous admirer of the arts, architecture and the nicer things in life in general, was so fond of Aschaffenburg that he used to refer to it as his Bavarian Nice.

The so—called APS Aschaffenburger Personenschiffahrt offers cruises on the River Main along the town’s coastline year—round. There is no better way to take in the beauty of all the blooming gardens, historic castles and majestic forests afar than by standing on deck of a boat and slowly sailing along the coastline.

The Sankt Martin (Sankt Martin vacation rentals | Sankt Martin travel guide) is a comfortable ferry, equipped with an air—conditioning system and comfortable seating inside and on deck. You can book an individual cruise for you and your friends and family or just join a group. Of course, the boat’s crew knows everything there is to know about the history of Aschaffenburg and other interesting facts and is glad to answer any questions you might have. If you book a private tour, you can even request stops along the cost to go ashore and take a closer looks at certain sights, should you wish. Additionally it is possible to order all kinds of food for you trip, from Bavarian plain fare over Italian cuisine to fine dinning, ahead of time.

Sounds tempting? Then email or call 00496021/87288 to get further information and book a cruise.

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Kathrin Wagner

This travel guide has been written by Kathrin Wagner.

She grew up in a small town in Bavaria and then studied Media studies, Literature and History in Erlangen and Munich. As a student she already spent half a year in London and moved back there after graduation in 2006. She is still living in London, where she works in publishing.

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Location: 63741 Aschaffenburg, Germany

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