Hochheim am Main

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Hochheim am Main
Coat of arms of Hochheim am Main
Coat of arms
Hochheim am Main   is located in Germany
Hochheim am Main
Hochheim am Main
Coordinates: 50°1′0″N 8°21′0″E / 50.01667°N 8.35000°E / 50.01667; 8.35000Coordinates: 50°1′0″N 8°21′0″E / 50.01667°N 8.35000°E / 50.01667; 8.35000
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Darmstadt
District Main-Taunus-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor Angelika Munck (FWG)
Area
 • Total 19.43 km2 (7.50 sq mi)
Elevation 129 m (423 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 16,793
 • Density 860/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 65239
Dialling codes 06146
Vehicle registration MTK
Website www.hochheim.de

Hochheim am Main (or simply Hochheim) is a town in the Main-Taunus district of the state of Hessen, Germany. It is located near the right bank of the Main River three miles above the branch into the Rhine, as well as on the German Timber-Frame Road.

Historical reference to Hochheim can be found, in the chronicles, as early as the 8th century. Hochheim is the site of an Austrian military victory over the French Empire on November 7, 1813.

Located in the Rheingau, Hochheim has historically been a center of trade in wine. The English word Hock, a generic term for Rhine wine, is derived from Hochheim.

Children of Hochheim attend school in Hochheim until the 10th grade. After 10th grade if they choose to continue with a gymnasium, they have to attend schools outside of Hochheim in Wiesbaden or Mainz. Hochheim's sister city is Le Pontet and Waupaca, Wisconsin

Noted residents[edit]

References[edit]

From the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica

  • Schüler, Geschichte der Hochheim am Main (Hochheim, 1888)

External links[edit]

Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.