Hochfelden, Bas-Rhin

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Coat of arms of Hochfelden
Coat of arms
Hochfelden is located in France
Coordinates: 48°45′37″N 7°34′15″E / 48.7603°N 7.5708°E / 48.7603; 7.5708Coordinates: 48°45′37″N 7°34′15″E / 48.7603°N 7.5708°E / 48.7603; 7.5708
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Saverne
Canton Bouxwiller
Intercommunality Pays de la Zorn
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Georges Pfister
Area1 15.76 km2 (6.08 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 3,935
 • Density 250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 67202 /67270
Elevation 155–222 m (509–728 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Hochfelden is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France. On 1 January 2017, the former commune of Schaffhouse-sur-Zorn was merged into Hochfelden.[1]


Until their deportation to the south in 1940, Hochfelden had a significant Jewish community.

In 1941, more than 200 young people celebrated Bastille Day with a street procession. The occupying forces retaliated, placing the village under a state of siege. The Mayor and Gendarmes were replaced and 106 people, including 23 women, were interned at Schirmeck. The information was reported to London where the events were reported by the BBC.


Meteor beer is brewed and sold in Hochfelden.

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  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 30 June 2016 (French)