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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.



During the installation of the new exhibition, the exhibition rooms will be closed from December 4 until the opening of the new exhibition on Friday, December 15 at 7 pm.
The sculpture garden can be visited all day in the outdoor area of the Schafhof.

We look forward to your visit to the Advent market on Saturday and Sunday, December 9 and 10.

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



30 September ‒ 3 December 2023: The group exhibition on the annual theme Nature ↔ Data explores the era of the Anthropocene through artistic means. ... 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

09.12.2023 - 10.12.2023
10:00 - 18:00
Artisan market in the Schafhof - quality and inspiration ... more information
Literatur im Schafhof Ikon
Katja Petrowskaja: Das Foto schaute mich an. An event organized by Modern Studio Freising with Bücher Pustet. ... more information
16.12.2023 - 04.02.2024
The artist duo, known for their numerous light installations in churches and urban spaces, is developing a light installation in the sculpture garden and showing previous projects in the gallery. ... more information
with pre-Christmas festive works from baroque, classical and jazz. ... more information
Atmospheric music in the run-up to Christmas. ... more information
Autor: Der Systemadministrator 

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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