Höchstadt

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Höchstadt
Coat of arms of Höchstadt
Coat of arms
Höchstadt   is located in Germany
Höchstadt
Höchstadt
Coordinates: 49°42′N 10°48′E / 49.700°N 10.800°E / 49.700; 10.800Coordinates: 49°42′N 10°48′E / 49.700°N 10.800°E / 49.700; 10.800
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Middle Franconia
District Erlangen-Höchstadt
Subdivisions 23 districts
Government
 • Mayor Gerald Brehm ("Junge Liste Höchstadt und Umgebung e.V.")
Area
 • Total 70.90 km2 (27.37 sq mi)
Elevation 273 m (896 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 13,162
 • Density 190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 91315
Dialling codes 09193
Vehicle registration ERH
Website www.hoechstadt.de

Höchstadt an der Aisch, commonly known as Höchstadt, is a town in the Erlangen-Höchstadt district, in Bavaria, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Höchstadt is situated on the river Aisch, 18 km northwest of Erlangen and 22 km south of Bamberg. Originally it was the capital of the Höchstadt district, but then it became part of the new Erlangen-Höchstadt district.

Division of the town[edit]

The town consists of 23 districts:

  • Ailersbach
  • Antoniuskapelle
  • Biengarten
  • Bösenbechhofen
  • Etzelskirchen
  • Förtschwind
  • Greiendorf
  • Greienmühle
  • Greuth
  • Großneuses
  • Jungenhofen
  • Kieferndorf
  • Kleinneuses
  • Lappach
  • Mechelwind
  • Medbach
  • Mohrhof
  • Nackendorf
  • Saltendorf
  • Schwarzenbach
  • Sterpersdorf
  • Weidendorf
  • Zentbechhofen

Leisure[edit]

Food[edit]

Carp is a very important food, but only in the months with an "r" (September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April). There are various carp dishes: e.g., "blue carp", "baked carp" and "pepper carp". Carp eaten there is termed "Aischgründer Karpfen".

Culture[edit]

There is an events centre (converted from a former shoe factory) that includes a music school and a library; there is an evening event most days.

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