County of Pfaffenhofen/Ilm

"Livable, lovable and business-friendly" are three very apt descriptions of the county of Pfaffenhofen/Ilm, which lies idyllically amid the rolling hills of Hallertau, the world's biggest continuous hop-growing region.


Situated right in the heart of Bavaria, the county of Pfaffenhofen/Ilm has around 120,000 inhabitants, low unemployment and a constantly growing number of companies and jobs. It is a robust business location with a powerful attraction. Families in particular value its harmonious blend of vibrant urban life with the bucolic beauty of the Hallertau region, experiencing the county as an eminently livable place in the heart of the Munich Metropolitan Region, between the dynamic cities of Ingolstadt, Augsburg and Regensburg.

Countryside and culture, history and tradition, activity and relaxation are just some of the boundless aspects of leisure and recreation in a region that still often goes under the radar for day-trippers and holidaymakers. Nestled in a gently undulating landscape, the region has successfully preserved its natural charm. Attractive hiking trails and cycle tours are excellent ways to actively discover the county of Pfaffenhofen/Ilm.

The cultivation of hops has traditional molded the region and its inhabitants. The German Hop Museum presents an exciting, hands-on experience of its "green gold". Asparagus, another trademark specialty of the region, is an integral ingredient in the high-quality and seasonally varied cuisine afforded by local inns and guesthouses.

Central square in Pfaffenhofen/Ilm © KUS

The county of Pfaffenhofen/Ilm is home to a diverse and potent mix of businesses, including Airbus Defense and Space, several automotive and aviation suppliers and a number of innovative medium-sized enterprises with a focus on sustainability and green technology. Baby food producer Hipp is likewise headquartered in Pfaffenhofen.

A well-developed infrastructure, excellent transport connections via the A9 freeway and various national highways combine with plentiful rail links to keep the county in close touch with the cities of Munich, Ingolstadt, Augsburg, Regensburg and Nuremberg. Having Munich Airport less than 30 minutes away also makes it easy to cultivate international business relationships.

Impressions of Pfaffenhofen/Ilm


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Who to contact

Johannes Hofner

Structural development agency (KUS)
for the county of Pfaffenhofen/Ilm
Managing Director

Phone: +49 (0)8441 40074-44



Andreas Regensburger

KUS - Kommunalunternehmen
Strukturentwicklung Landkreis Pfaffenhofen a.d. Ilm
Bereichsleitung Freizeit, Erholung & Tourismus

Tel.: +49 (0) 8441 / 40074-54

Karl Huber

Pfaffenhofen/Ilm County Administration Office
Manager Commissioner's Office, PR Officer

Phone: +49 (0)8441 27-440