🇩🇪 Aschaffenburg is a town in north-west Bavaria, Germany. The town of Aschaffenburg is not part of the district of Aschaffenburg, but is its administrative seat. Aschaffenburg belonged to the Archbishopric of Mainz for more than 800 years. The town is located at the westernmost border of Lower Franconia and separated from the central and eastern part of the Regierungsbezirk by the Spessart hills, whereas it opens towards the Rhine-Main plain in the west and north-west. Therefore, the inhabitants speak neither Bavarian nor East Franconian but rather a local version of Rhine Franconian.
Economy In 2017 (latest data available) the GDP per inhabitant was €69,928. This places the district 9th out of 96 districts (rural and urban) in Bavaria. Well-known companies in Aschaffenburg are (e.g.): Linde Material Handling , Linde Hydraulics, Joyson Safety Systems (former Petri AG) and part of Joyson Electronics as well as DPDgroup.
Retail The City Galerie, opened in 1974 and located in the central part of the city, is the largest shopping mall in northern Bavaria. It was one of the first indoor shopping malls in Germany. Aschaffenburg also has a pedestrian shopping zone closed to motor vehicles, except for deliveries.
Aschaffenburg has a population of over 68,000 people. Aschaffenburg also forms the centre of the wider Aschaffenburg district which has a population of over 174,658 people.