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Schafhof - European Art Forum Upper Bavaria

The Schafhof is the European Art Forum of the District Council of Upper Bavaria with a focus on the >> residency program within the framework of the European Art Fellowship of the DistrictCouncil of Upper Bavaria, the >> international exhibition program > as well as local and regional cultural programs.



The sculpture garden can be visited all day in the outdoor area of the Schafhof.

The team of the European Art Forum Upper Bavaria is looking forward to your visit and is at your disposal as a center for contemporary art and regional meeting place with art exhibitions, cultural events and the Café Botanika.

With the new name as Art Forum we are looking forward to further deepening the European art partnerships of the District Council of Upper Bavaria and to strengthen art education and inclusion also on a local and regional level in the future.


Current Exhibition

Gardening of Soul: Excerpt from the video Learning Shan Shui, Generating Feng Shui by Man Tin. A brownish-grey cloud formation can be seen on the sides, a blue river can be seen in the middle.

Gardening of Soul

20 April - 23 June 2024: The international research, art and exhibition project focuses on the theme of gardening, which is metaphorically understood as an activity of designing, sharing and simultaneously using spaces and surroundings. ... more information


Current AIR-Programs

Schafhof - Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern - Luftbild

The European Art Fellowship of the District Council of Upper Bavaria

The artist-in-residence program in the framework of the European Art Fellowship of the District Council of Upper Bavaria takes place with partner institutions of several European countries. Foreign artists are given the opportunity to live and work for one to three months at the Schafhof. In exchange, Upper Bavarian artists take part in equal residencies in the partner countries.  ... more information


Current and upcoming events

20.04.2024 - 23.06.2024
The exhibition presents the work of several international artists as part of the international cooperation program. ... more information
01.05.2024 - 31.12.2024
Digital videos inspired by German fairy tales collected by Franz Xaver von Schoenwerth in the mid-19th century are reinterpreted by contemporary video artists. ... more information
22.06.2024 - 23.06.2024
10:00 - 18:00
Welcome to the traditional Johannismarket at the Schafhof - like last year exclusively in the outdoor area! ... more information
14:00 - 18:00
In the exhibition "Gardening of Soul" Alexandra M. Hoffmann is available to visitors individually with explanations and interpretations. ... more information
05.07.2024 - 15.09.2024
Two artists from the European residency program develop an exhibition together and share the creative process with the audience. ... more information
The Jazz Festival in the city and district of Freising ... more information
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Opening hours Exhibitions 

Summer (March-Oct)
Tue - Sat 2 - 7 pm
Sun + holidays 10 am - 7 pm
Winter (Nov-Feb)
Tue - Sat 2 - 6 pm
Sun + holidays 10 am - 6 pm

Opening hours Café Botanika

For opening hours, information and events please have a look on the website of the café: cafe-botanika.de


Am Schafhof 1
85354 Freising

The exhibition spaces and the café are accessible to the disabled. The entry to the exhibitions is free.

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