Over 150 years ago, Bavaria’s King Ludwig I lovingly called Aschaffenburg his “Bavarian Nice”. Today, the city on the river Main is still characterised by its mild climate. Its landmark is the imposing Renaissance castle Johannisburg, which now contains a branch of the Bavarian state collection of paintings. Another manorial sight is the Pompejanum, the idealised construction of a Roman residence, which was built in the 19th century on a vineyard hill overlooking the Main. The estate is surrounded by a Mediterranean garden. The Jesuitenkirche art gallery, the Aschaffenburg Festival or the Kulturtage festival: with its broad range of cultural institutions and recurring events the city welcomes and provides both residents and visitors with interesting opportunities at every time of the year. Its closeness to the Frankfurt – Rhine – Main conurbation and to the neighbouring holiday and recreational areas of Spessart and Odenwald makes the city particularly attractive, both for business and for pleasure.