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 Dirk Westedt (FWG)
Area
 • Total 19.43 km2 (7.50 sq mi)
Elevation 129 m (423 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 17,057
 • Density 880/km2 (2,300/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 is a town in the Main-Taunus district of the German state of Hesse. It is located near the right bank of the Main River three miles above its confluence with the Rhine, as well as on the German Timber-Frame Road.

There is a historical reference to Hochheim in the chronicles as early as the 8th century. Hochheim is the site of an Austrian military victory over the French Empire on 7 November 1813.

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

Local children attend school in Hochheim until the Year 11 (UK) or 10th grade (US). After that, if they choose to continue with their education, they have to attend schools in Wiesbaden or Mainz. Hochheim's twin towns are 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). "article name needed". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.