Pfaffenhofen (district)

Country  Germany
State Bavaria
Adm. region Oberbayern
Capital Pfaffenhofen a.d.Ilm
  Total 760 km2 (290 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2015)[1]
  Total 124,128
  Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration PAF

 Pfaffenhofen  is a 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.


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 arms

The coat of arms displays:
  • the blue and white checked pattern of Bavaria
  • a cross symbolising the monastery of Scheyern
  • a branch of hops

Towns and municipalities



International cooperation

These are the official sister cities

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


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

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