This palace of red sandstone sits in splendour on the banks of the river Main overlooking the Lower Franconian town of Aschaffenburg. Its four staircase towers dominate the townscape to this day. The rambling palace garden extends from Johannisburg Palace to the Pompejanum Roman villa and to St. Germain terrace.
Measuring 14 metres from ceiling to floor, the Golden Hall in Augsburg's town hall is one of the finest Renaissance interiors anywhere in Germany. This state room owes its name to a wealth of gold decoration.