Aschaffenburg: The other city tour
We walk from the Hotel Wilder Mann to the Main to the rocks under the sand and gravel of the Main. Then we climb up to the castle and see a wide variety of rocks in the streets and on the buildings of Aschaffenburg’s old town: sandstone, porphyry, marble, gneiss, limestone, spessartite, basalt, granite, diorite, roofing slate, sand, gravel, clay, travertine, larvikite, colour pigments, … but also bricks, ceramics, tiles, concrete, terrazzo …
You will learn the names, the formation, the age and the origin of the stones, but we also talk about the durability and the consequences. Past the master school for stonemasons, we walk to the town hall and across Stiftsplatz to the Hotel Wilder Mann. The path is not barrier-free due to the stairs.
This approximately 1.5 km long hike can be done in any weather. All you need is appropriate clothing. Depending on the number of participants and questions, it takes 1 – 1.5 hours. The walk can be shortened or extended according to wishes.