Christmas flair in front of the castle.

The Johannisburg Castle towers above the town of Aschaffenburg and its Christmas market that takes place on the castle square.

Festive lights lead the way to a Franconian nativity scene that includes life-sized wooden figures, Christmas pyramids that are one meter tall, and a three-meter tall nutcracker. Stroll through the market and enjoy stands with Christmas decorations, mangers, hand blown glass, and so much more. To top things off, there are other advent offerings such as an annual senior gala.

Children look forward to the carousel, the giant steam Ferris wheel, and the train. On Saturdays during the Advent weeks, the city offers another wonderful service to Christmas market goers: You can store your Christmas purchases inexpensively at the city hall adjacent to the market.