Hochdorf, Esslingen

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Hochdorf
Coat of arms of Hochdorf
Coat of arms
Hochdorf  is located in Germany
Hochdorf
Hochdorf
Coordinates: 48°41′43″N 9°28′10″E / 48.69528°N 9.46944°E / 48.69528; 9.46944Coordinates: 48°41′43″N 9°28′10″E / 48.69528°N 9.46944°E / 48.69528; 9.46944
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Esslingen
Government
 • Mayor Gerhard Kuttler
Area
 • Total 7.75 km2 (2.99 sq mi)
Elevation 292 m (958 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,895
 • Density 630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 73269
Dialling codes 07153
Vehicle registration ES
Website www.hochdorf.de

Hochdorf is a municipality in the district of Esslingen in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. Mayor: 1986 - 31.3.2009: Roland Erhardt, since 1.4.2009: Gerhart Kuttler

Hochdorf is situated about 30 km southeast of Stuttgart in the northwestern foothills of the Swabian Jura and just south of the Schurwald. The municipality extends between Plochingen (west) and Kirchheim unter Teck (south) in the valley of the Talbach, shortly before it confluences with the Fils.

Hochdorf in Esslingen district

Neighboring communities[edit]

Adjacent municipalities are Ebersbach (Göppingen district) in the east, Notzingen in the south, Wernau in the West, Plochingen in the northwest and Reichenbach an der Fils in the north (all Esslingen district).

Hochdorf panorama

View from Hochdorf

Municipality arrangement[edit]

Hochdorf includes Hochdorf and the house Ziegelhof and the Abandoned village Hinterburg.[2]

History[edit]

Hochdorf was first mentioned in 1189, but is probably originated in the 5th century. Until 1454 the place was owned by various monasteries, then it belonged to Württemberg. Within Württemberg Hochdorf first belonged to Oberamt Kirchheim and since 1485 to Oberamt Göppingen. In 1842 was the reincorporation to Kirchheim, where the city remained until the reorganization of the districts 1938. Since then Hochdorf belongs to the district of Esslingen.

Religions[edit]

Since the Reformation Hochdorf is predominantly Protestant coined.

Education[edit]

Since the 1970s, there is only a primary school in Hochdorf, the Breitwies school. Schools are visited in the neighboring villages. There are two kindergartens in the municipality for the young children. The children's and youth library contains a stock of 4,000 media.

Natural monuments[edit]

  • Linde Group (three Tilia cordata)
  • Kreuzeiche (victm of the 1999 hurricane Lothar)
  • the Talbach (valley stream) with the Mühlkanal (mill channel)

Regular events[edit]

  • Martini market
  • Music club festival (several days)
  • Farmer's market
  • Festival of lights
  • Fire department festival
  • Riding festival

Freeman[edit]

  • Heinrich Traub, former mayor

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

  • Gottlieb Fischer (1867–1926), Member of Parliament

Personalities who were active in Hochdorf[edit]

  • Hans Blickensdörfer (1923–1997), sports journalist and writer, lived in Hochdorf
  • Rüdiger Kauf (born 1975), professional football player for VfB Stuttgart and Arminia Bielefeld played in his youth with TV Hochdorf
  • Siegmar Mosdorf, (born 1952), politician (SPD), Member of Parliament (1990–2002) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Federal Minister of Economics and Technology (1998–2002), co-founder and longtime head of the community foundation Hochdorf
  • Susanne Weber-Mosdorf, (born 1953), politician (SPD), Deputy Director General of the World Health Organization (2006–2011), co-founder of the Community Foundation Hochdorf, lives in Hochdorf [3]

Literature[edit]

  • Erich Roos: Dorf-Chronik Hochdorf 1900–1950. Geiger, Horb 2001, ISBN 3-89570-733-3.
  • Gemeinde Hochdorf (Hrsg.), Christof Drüppel: Hochdorf – Geschichte einer Gemeinde im Albvorland. Jan Thorbecke Verlag, Sigmaringen 1989.
  • Gemeinde Hochdorf (Hrsg.): Hochdorf in Bildern – Vorgestern, Gestern und Heute. Geiger, Horb 1982.
  • Der Landkreis Esslingen (Band 2). Hrsg. vom Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg i. V. mit dem Landkreis Esslingen, Jan Thorbecke Verlag, Ostfildern 2009, ISBN 978-3-7995-0842-1, Seite 17.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016. 
  2. ^ Das Land Baden-Württemberg. Amtliche Beschreibung nach Kreisen und Gemeinden. Band III: Regierungsbezirk Stuttgart, Regionalverband Mittlerer Neckar. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1978, ISBN 3-17-004758-2, S. 243.
  3. ^ Weber-Mosdorf wechselt von Berlin nach Genf, Der Teckbote, Artikel vom 27. Dezember 2005