Aschaffenburg: A liveable city in a dynamic region

Aschaffenburg is a small city (2013 population 67,748) in northwest Bavaria bordering on the idyllic Spessart mountains. The river Main, an important inland waterway, flows through the city. Living costs are quite moderate by German standards, and the city is easy to get around in, whether on foot, by bicycle, or by bus.

Aschaffenburg lies between the Spessart mountains to the east and the Frankfurt-Rhine-Main region to the west, an urban region with 5.5 million inhabitants. By train, you can reach

  • Frankfurt – a major European financial centre and home to the European Central Bank – in just under 40 minutes,
  • Darmstadt – a science and research hub and site of the European Space Agency's European Space Operations Centre – in 45 minutes,
  • and Mainz – one of Germany’s media hotspots, where Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press – in 80 minutes.

There’s also loads happening right on our doorstep: Linde Material Handling (forklifts), TRW (automotive safety systems), Heraeus (industrial precious metals), Takata Petri (automotive safety systems), Reis Robotics (industrial robots), and Cibavision (consumer optics) are just a few of the internationally active businesses that call Aschaffenburg and its environs home.

How to get here

Aschaffenburg is located just 40 kilometres from Frankfurt, one of Europe’s main air hubs, making it easy to reach the area by plane. From Frankfurt or other European cities, it is easy to reach Aschaffenburg by train with the Deutsche Bahn network. The E41 highway also runs through Aschaffenburg for those travelling by car.

Please use the links below to find out more and plan your journey to Aschaffenburg:

Frankfurt airport
Deutsche Bahn (German national rail service)