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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

Photo of the artwork "The Flamekeepers" by the artist Lilian Robl. It is a room installation from 2023. You can see a red room in which there are three deck chairs, each with a flame printed on its head pad. Two loudspeakers are set up on the floor in front of the chairs. Copyright: Lukas Hoffmann Copyright: Lukas Hoffmann

LISTENING | Focus > Europe V

10 February - 7 April 2024: The exhibition Focus > Europe V presents the works of 16 artists of the art exchange program in 2023. ... 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

10.02.2024 - 07.04.2024
The exhibition presents the works of 17 artists who participated in the previous year's European Art Fellowship artist exchange of the District of Upper Bavaria. ... more information
Guided tour of the exhibition LISTENING with Alexandra M. Hoffmann ... more information
A mixture of classical music works compiled for the exhibition "LISTENING | Focus > Europe V". ... more information
Artist Talk in the framework of the exhibtion "LISTENING | Focus > Europe V" ... more information
20.04.2024 - 23.06.2024
The exhibition presents the work of several international artists as part of the international cooperation program. ... 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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