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Coat of arms of Hohengœft
Coat of arms
Hohengœft is located in France
Coordinates: 48°39′44″N 7°28′34″E / 48.6622°N 7.4761°E / 48.6622; 7.4761Coordinates: 48°39′44″N 7°28′34″E / 48.6622°N 7.4761°E / 48.6622; 7.4761
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Saverne
Canton Marmoutier
Intercommunality Coteaux de la Mossig
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Pierre-Paul Enger
Area1 3.43 km2 (1.32 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 524
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67208 / 67310
Elevation 213–397 m (699–1,302 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.

Hohengœft (German: Hohengöft) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.


Through the entire village runs the departmental road RD25, which cuts across the surrounding farmland. The highest point, the Goeftberg, rises to 397 meters above sea level.

Adjacent communes are Rangen and Willgottheim in the north-east, Wintzenheim-Kochersberg to the east, Kuttolsheim and Nordheim in the south-east, Wasselonne in the south-west, Crastatt to the west and Zehnacker in the north-west.

Interesting sights[edit]

The beautiful Gœftberg hill, coated in well tended grass on a limestone soil, is a defining feature of the village. The chapel of St Wendelin, constructed in 1666 as a thanksgiving after the village was spared from an outbreak of plague, can also be found here, along with a depiction of the Stations of the Cross dating from 1772. Each year on the Monday after Pentecost a pilgrimage mass is celebrated in front of the chapel.

At the top of the Gœftberg is the 130 meter high Nordheim radio and television mast.

Each June the grass on the hill is embellished with numerous wild orchids.

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