IN the area
The castle, rebuilt by the prince bishops of Würzburg after the Peasant War, is one of the most interesting architectural monuments in Franconia. The castle houses three museums worth seeing. The Graf-Luxburg-Museum shows the originally furnished rooms of those of Luxburg towards the end of the 19th century.
A visit to the school and folklore museum is also worthwhile. In the picturesque inner courtyard concerts take place regularly, literary highlights are set by the Aschacher Spätlese.
Opening hours: daily except Mondays
1 April - 30 September
14:00 - 18:00 Uhrs Admission until 17:30 Uhr
October 01 - October 31
14:00 - 17:00 hrs Admission until 16:30 hrs
If a holiday falls on Monday, the museums are open and the following day closed. During the museum season, guided tours are also possible outside regular opening hours. Parking spaces and bus parking are available free of charge in the immediate vicinity.
The valuable crucifix of the famous Franconian master Tilmann Riemenschneider can be admired in the altar area of the Steinach church, another district of Bad Bocklet. Experts declared it one of his most beautiful works.
The "Ruppelsmühle", built in 1889, is known far beyond the Rhön. Its origin goes back to the year 1582. How about a hike there?
The Kreuzberg is a Mecca for beer connoisseurs. After the ascent you quench your thirst with the dark beer of the Franciscan monks. The view from the second highest peak of the Rhön alone is worth an excursion.
The Bad Kissingen stagecoach is the last line of the Deutsche Post that still exists. On June 7, 1939 the stagecoach had made its maiden voyage, but the beginning of the war brought the end after a few months. Since the summer of 1950, the four-in-hand yellow coach has been driving from Bad Kissingen through the Saale valley to Schloss Aschach and Bad Bocklet and every guest who has experienced the tour is thrilled.
Accompanied by the sounds of the postillion on the coach box, the stagecoach leisurely ploughs through forests and meadows, and half-timbered villages. The official stagecoach season is long over, but as a tourist attraction the yellow beauty is unbeatable. The coachman and the postillion give the passengers the feeling of returning to the past. The stagecoach ride traditionally begins at the post office. The yellow piece of jewellery can carry nine passengers.
Once you have left the city behind you, you drive along the country road between meadows and woods. The postillion with its music and the rattling of the hooves on the asphalt create a romantic atmosphere in the stagecoach compartment. Galantly the coachman helps to get out of the coach and you enjoy spending your time in Bad Bocklet or at Schloss Aschach until the stagecoach starts its return journey again.
The medieval Münner town impresses with its historical townscape and well-preserved town wall. In the St. Magdalenenkirche you can admire the winged altar of the Franconian master Tilman Riemenschneider and some panel paintings by Veit Stoß.
The baroque city of Fulda impresses with its diverse cultural offerings ranging from museums and historical buildings to concerts and festivals. In addition, the city centre offers a pleasant atmosphere for strolling in large department stores and small shops.
Meiningen enchants culture and nature lovers alike with its well-preserved old town and varied natural monuments such as the Goetz Cave. A large number of scenic hiking and cycling trails round off the offer.
Bamberg, with its diverse beer culture and traditional festivals, is the perfect destination for all connoisseurs. In addition, the historic Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its many small shops offers the opportunity to stroll in a very special atmosphere.
... prides itself on being the oldest wine town in Franconia. In a picturesque location, the town boasts impressive historical monuments. Worth seeing are the town hall from the Renaissance period, Saaleck Castle, the Hammelburg Cellar Castle and the monastery.
The famous wine town on the Main is a real experience not only for wine connoisseurs. The old town with the UNESCO World Heritage Residence offers culture lovers a lot to discover. In addition there are various shopping possibilities.
The imperial, cultural and industrial city of Schweinfurt is particularly characterised by its diversity. In addition to a culturally and historically charming program, the city also has a wildlife park, climbing forest, indoor playground and a flooded quarry to delight little guests in particular.
The Franconian metropolis and second largest city in Bavaria offers everything you could wish for on a trip. Culture from the Middle Ages to postmodern times, a wide range of leisure activities for children and sporty people, cosy cafés and the best shopping opportunities.