Arts and culture along the River Isar

Freising invites you to a vibrant city of culture

With a city historical museum, private galleries, fascinating exhibition locations, theatres and concert venues, Freising offers culture that captivates both head and heart, from traditional to avant-garde. Many of its cultural centres have a special magnetism; they are historically significant locations that present history and art as exciting, modern and fascinating events.

The city of Freising is home to a diverse and electrifying cultural scene; clubs and associations, private initiatives and the renowned „Galerie 13“ showcase the arts and culture in all their many facets.


City Museum

Precious testimonies to Freising’s history, from the Neolithic Age to the present

The City Museum and collection of the Historischer Verein is currently temporarily closed due to the forthcoming overall renovation of the Asamgebäude. It is bridging the period of closure by arranging presentations, talks, tours and publications at various locations. A 360° panoramic video allows you to stroll through the small museum as it was from 2007 to 2012 in the Asamgebäude and investigate its much-acclaimed exhibitions.


Exhibition locations in the historic city centre

Various locations throughout the historic centre

The vibrancy of Freising as a cultural hub is reflected in its exhibitions of contemporary art. Unique art spaces invite visitors to discover new artistic treasures. more


Schafhof – European Center for Art Upper Bavaria

Once a sheep barn, now a gallery space

The Schafhof [Sheep Farm], the Upper Bavaria artists’ centre, is a hub of contemporary art and a popular destination for excursions. Its wide-ranging programme of exhibitions presents national and international fine arts of all genres as well as regional crafts and applied arts. more

Weihenstephan Art Trail

Exploring contemporary art in the grounds of Weihenstephan University

In the extensive grounds of the Weihenstephan teaching and research centre, the eye is drawn to modern artworks fashioned from wood, steel and stone. Dotted between lecture halls, institutes and libraries, the works offer an invitation to pause and contemplate themes of arts and science. more