The town of Aichach (21,000 inhabitants approx.) is situated in the picturesque, hilly Bavarian landscape in the region once ruled by the Wittelsbacher dynasty and is well-known for its historic townscape. In 1981, Aichach won the federal competition “Citizen, it’s about your township” thanks to the particularly successful reconstruction of the medieval city center with its old gabled houses, its two town gates and its town hall which dates back to the 17th century.
The newly renovated town museum and the branch museum exhibiting the national pre-historic collection, which focuses on “findings in the area of the former Oberwittelsbach castle” provide an insight into the history of the area. On top of that there is the old castle yard in Oberwittelsbach where the former ancestral seat of the Wittelsbacher family was situated and the moated castle in Unterwittelsbach which belonged to Duke Max, the father of Sisi who later was to become Empress of Austria and who spent part of her childhood in this castle. Aichach is twinned with the towns of Schifferstadt, Brixlegg in Tyrol and Gödöllö in Hungary.
Sights and museums
Historic city center with town-hall, hospital church, ancient gabled houses, remains of the city walls, upper and lower town gates, Specht Tower, Auer Tower, parish church, castle church, chapel Saint Sebastian, remains of the Oberwittelsbach castle with national monument in the castle yard Oberwittelsbach, “Sisi Castle” with castle chapel in Unterwittelsbach.
Schulstr. 2, Opening hours: On Thursdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from 14:00 to 17:00. Admission: Adults € 2.50, reduced € 1.50, families € 5.00. Groups and guided tours by appointment, please contact Aichach Information Office, 0 82 51/90 20.
Museum Wittelsbach in the lower town gate (branch museum exhibiting the national pre-historic collection)
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday and on Bank Holidays from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 16:00. Admission free.
Sports and leisure activities
Open air public pool, indoor public pool, fitness center, riding hall, signposted hiking trails and guided bike tours, squash and badminton center, tennis, ice-skating rink, glider airfield and much more.
How to get there
Aichach train station
Events in Aichach
Christkindlmarkt rund ums Rathaus
Sa.–So. 13–20 Uhr
tägl. Öffnung um 17.30 Uhr
- 28.11.- 23.12.