|Admin. region||Middle Franconia|
|• Mayor||Gerald Brehm ("Junge Liste Höchstadt und Umgebung e.V.")|
|• Total||70.90 km2 (27.37 sq mi)|
|Elevation||273 m (896 ft)|
|• Density||190/km2 (490/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
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
The town consists of 23 districts:
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".
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.
- "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). September 2018.