Pfaffenhofen (district)

About this soundPfaffenhofen  is a Landkreis (district) in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the south and clockwise) the districts of Eichstätt, Kelheim, Freising, Dachau and Neuburg-Schrobenhausen, and the city of Ingolstadt.

Flag of Pfaffenhofen
Coat of arms of Pfaffenhofen
Adm. regionUpper Bavaria
CapitalPfaffenhofen an der Ilm
 • Total760 km2 (290 sq mi)
 (31 December 2020)[1]
 • Total129,128
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationPAF


In early medieval times the region was partially property of the powerful monasteries of Ilmmünster and Münchsmünster, and partially divided into tiny secular states. One of those states was the county of Scheyern. The counts were ancestors of the Wittelsbach family, who in 1180 became rulers of Bavaria. From that time on the region was a part of Bavaria.

The district of Pfaffenhofen was established in 1972 by merging several former districts.


The district is located in the Hallertau Plains between the Isar and Danube rivers. The Danube crosses the northernmost part of the district.

Coat of armsEdit

The coat of arms displays:

  • the white and blue lozenges of Bavaria
  • a cross symbolising the monastery of Scheyern
  • a branch of hops

Towns and municipalitiesEdit

Towns and municipalities in Landkreis Pfaffenhofen



International cooperationEdit

These are the official sister cities

Country City County / District / Region / State
  Serbia Valjevo Kolubara District


  1. ^ "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 48°30′N 11°30′E / 48.5°N 11.5°E / 48.5; 11.5