Höchberg

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Höchberg
Coat of arms of Höchberg
Coat of arms
Höchberg   is located in Germany
Höchberg
Höchberg
Coordinates: 49°46′59″N 09°52′54″E / 49.78306°N 9.88167°E / 49.78306; 9.88167Coordinates: 49°46′59″N 09°52′54″E / 49.78306°N 9.88167°E / 49.78306; 9.88167
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Unterfranken
District Würzburg
Government
 • Mayor Peter Stichler (SPD)
Area
 • Total 7.55 km2 (2.92 sq mi)
Elevation 280 m (920 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 9,086
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 97204
Dialling codes 0931
Vehicle registration
Website www.hoechberg.de

Höchberg is a municipality in the district of Würzburg in Bavaria, Germany. Höchberg borders, in the east, directly on the city of Würzburg. Höchberg consists of two main urban areas: Altort and Hexenbruch. Residential construction areas have been added in recent years, for example "Mehle" and " Mehle II".

History[edit]

The earliest recorded official reference to Höchberg dates from 748.

Jewish families resided in Höchberg at least since the late 1600s. They established a Jewish cemetery and erected a synagogue in 1721, which was plundered in the November pogrom in 1938 by SA members. Since 1951, the building has served as a Protestant church. Today, a plaque at the church entry and a monument at the Jewish cemetery commemorate these facts. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). 31 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Gedenkstätten für die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus. Eine Dokumentation, Band 1. Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Bonn 1995, ISBN 3-89331-208-0, S. 147