Hochstadt, Rhineland-Palatinate

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Coat of arms of Hochstadt
Coat of arms
Hochstadt is located in Germany
Location of Hochstadt within Südliche Weinstraße district
Hochstadt (Pfalz) in SÜW.svg
Coordinates: 49°14′25″N 8°12′57″E / 49.24028°N 8.21583°E / 49.24028; 8.21583Coordinates: 49°14′25″N 8°12′57″E / 49.24028°N 8.21583°E / 49.24028; 8.21583
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Südliche Weinstraße
Municipal assoc. Offenbach an der Queich
 • Mayor Otto Paul (CDU)
 • Total 15.45 km2 (5.97 sq mi)
Elevation 135 m (443 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,456
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 76879
Dialling codes 06347
Vehicle registration SÜW
Website offenbach-queich.de

Hochstadt (previously also "Niederhochstadt") is a municipality in Südliche Weinstraße district, in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany.

It belongs, along with other municipalities, to the Verbandsgemeinde Offenbach an der Queich. The town has a long history, dating back several thousands of years. Hochstadt has just recently held its 1225 Year Celebration, from August 1–4 and August 8–11.

Johann Valentin Pressler, who was a forebear of Elvis Presley and a winegrower, emigrated from Niederhochstadt (then a village) to America in 1710.[2]


  1. ^ Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz "Bevölkerungsstand 2017 - Gemeindeebene" Check |url= value (help). Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.germanheritage.com/biographies/mtoz/presley.html German American Corner: Presley, Elvis