The Pfaffenhofen District features the curving landscapes of the Hallertau Plains, contoured by river valleys, lush meadows and shady forests, fields of asparagus and hop gardens that resemble extensive green seas of grain.
Pfaffenhofen District Map
Towns & Villages in the Pfaffenhofen District
Food is of such significance here that seven-day festivals celebrate local produce each year, including Asparagus Week, Hops Week, and Wild Week focused on indigenous game.
Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm is the district seat and the center of many cultural activities. Among events you may wish to attend are annual markets and festivals, such as a fun run called the Hopfenmeile (Hops Mile), the erection of a Maypole each spring, a yearly People’s Fest and the ever-popular Schäffler dance.
To the northeast, the towns of Wolnzach and Geisenfeld each have museums that are dedicated solely to (you guessed it) hops. Traditional costumes, agricultural tools, craft items and brewery techniques are on display.
Further north, Vohburg is camera friendly with its 13th-century Andreas Church, semi-circular town square, restored castle walls and relics of the Middle Ages around Castle Hill. A bit to the east, you will want to visit the Celtic-Roman Museum in Manching. Lost artifacts, excavation results and remnants of an ancient Celtic wall are a few of the things you will see here.