Pfaffenhofen (help·info) 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.
|Adm. region||Upper Bavaria|
|Capital||Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm|
|• Total||760 km2 (290 sq mi)|
(31 December 2020)
|• Density||170/km2 (440/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
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.
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
These are the official sister cities
|Country||City||County / District / Region / State|
- Official website (German)