Flag of Pfaffenhofen
Coat of arms of Pfaffenhofen
Adm. regionUpper Bavaria
CapitalPfaffenhofen an der Ilm
 • Total760 km2 (290 sq mi)
 (31 December 2022)[1]
 • Total132,082
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationPAF

Pfaffenhofen (German: [pfafn̩ˈhoːfn̩] ) 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.


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:

Towns and municipalities

IngolstadtAichach-FriedbergDachau (district)Eichstätt (district)Freising (district)Kelheim (district)Neuburg-SchrobenhausenBaar-EbenhausenErnsgadenGeisenfeldGerolsbachHettenshausenHohenwartIlmmünsterJetzendorfManchingMünchsmünsterPfaffenhofen an der IlmPörnbachReichertshausenReichertshofenRohrbachScheyernSchweitenkirchenVohburgWolnzach
Clickable map of towns and municipalities in the district


  1. Geisenfeld
  2. Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm
  3. Vohburg


  1. Baar-Ebenhausen
  2. Ernsgaden
  3. Gerolsbach
  4. Hettenshausen
  5. Hohenwart
  6. Ilmmünster
  7. Jetzendorf
  8. Manching
  9. Münchsmünster
  10. Pörnbach
  11. Reichertshausen
  12. Reichertshofen
  13. Rohrbach
  14. Scheyern
  15. Schweitenkirchen
  16. Wolnzach

International cooperation

These are the official sister cities

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


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