Cultural and historical treasures
A visit to the collegiate basilica in Aschaffenburg
There is something to discover everywhere, with a cultural, historical or Christian treasure hidden in almost every corner of the centuries-old sacred building. If you want to explore them all, you should take your time - not least to soak up the special charm and unique atmosphere of the church. It is not for nothing that the collegiate basilica is one of the most important sacred buildings in Aschaffenburg and is also known far beyond the city limits. Today's collegiate basilica was built in the 10th century as the center of the monastery of St. Peter and Alexander. In the following years, the church and the college developed into a defining factor for Aschaffenburg and underwent many changes over the course of time.
In addition to the abbey treasury - a collection of goldsmith's work and liturgical objects - these include the Ottonian crucifix from the 10th century, the painting "Lamentation of Christ" by Matthias Grünewald, the "Maria Schnee Chapel" and the unique Romanesque cloister.
Ask us for tips for your excursion
If you still have a little time during your stay at the Schmerlenbach hotel and conference center, you should not miss out on this attraction. We will be happy to help you plan your excursion and explain the best way to get there and what you shouldn't miss. We will also be sure to give you a tip or two on where you can relax after your visit to Aschaffenburg.
By the way: the collegiate basilica is also known for its wide range of musical offerings. Just ask us about it, we have the current concert and guided tour program available.
If you are interested in Christian buildings, it is also worth visiting the Hessenthal pilgrimage church.