Freising (district)

Freising is a Landkreis (district) in Bavaria, Germany. Following a recent ranking of the German magazine Focus-Money comparing all German districts it is number one concerning economic growth abilities. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Kelheim, Landshut, Erding, Munich, Dachau and Pfaffenhofen. The district is located north of the Munich metropolitan area. The Isar and Amper rivers run in parallel from southwest to northeast. North of the rivers there is the Hallertau, a hilly region mainly used for hop growing.

Flag of Freising
Coat of arms of Freising
Adm. regionUpper Bavaria
 • Total800 km2 (300 sq mi)
 (31 December 2021)[1]
 • Total181,144
 • Density230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationFS
Hop garden in the Hallertau


In the Holy Roman Empire, Freising was a clerical state ruled by the bishops. In 1803, when the clerical states of Germany were dissolved, the region was annexed by Bavaria.

Coat of armsEdit

The coat of arms displays:

  • the blue and white checked pattern of Bavaria
  • the rose from the arms of the medieval county of Moosburg
  • The "Freising Moor's head"

The Freising Moor's headEdit

This is a controversial charge in the Coat of Arms, which could represent one of many different persons:

Or just that a black Moor King.

  • St. Corbinian, who was not a moor, but whose pictures might have become darker over time.
  • Other person or meaning lost in time

It is important to note the crown on the moor's head, which probably indicated that the territory of the Bishop of Freising was autonomous.

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

Dachau (district)Erding (district)Kelheim (district)LandshutLandshut (district)Munich (district)Pfaffenhofen (district)AllershausenAttenkirchenAu in der HallertauEchingFahrenzhausenFreisingGammelsdorfHaag an der AmperHallbergmoosHörgertshausenHohenkammerKirchdorf an der AmperKranzbergLangenbachMarzlingMauernMoosburg an der IsarNandlstadtNeufahrn bei FreisingRudelzhausenWangWolfersdorfPaunzhausenZolling 
Clickable map of towns and municipalities in the district
Towns Municipalities
  1. Freising
  2. Moosburg
  1. Allershausen
  2. Attenkirchen
  3. Au in der Hallertau
  4. Eching
  5. Fahrenzhausen
  6. Gammelsdorf
  7. Haag an der Amper
  8. Hallbergmoos
  9. Hohenkammer
  10. Hörgertshausen
  11. Kirchdorf an der Amper
  1. Kranzberg
  2. Langenbach
  3. Marzling
  4. Mauern
  5. Nandlstadt
  6. Neufahrn bei Freising
  7. Paunzhausen
  8. Rudelzhausen
  9. Wang
  10. Wolfersdorf
  11. Zolling


  1. ^ "Tabelle 12411-003r Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes: Gemeinden, Stichtag" (in German). Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik. June 2022.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 48°30′N 11°50′E / 48.5°N 11.83°E / 48.5; 11.83