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

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Location of Hochdorf within Esslingen district
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Hochdorf is located in Germany
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Hochdorf is located in Baden-Württemberg
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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
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictEsslingen
Government
 • MayorGerhard Kuttler
Area
 • Total7.75 km2 (2.99 sq mi)
Elevation
292 m (958 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,749
 • Density610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
73269
Dialling codes07153
Vehicle registrationES
Websitewww.hochdorf.de

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 communitiesEdit

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).

 

View from Hochdorf

Municipality arrangementEdit

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

HistoryEdit

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.

ReligionsEdit

Since the Reformation Hochdorf is predominantly Protestant coined.

EducationEdit

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 monumentsEdit

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

Regular eventsEdit

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

FreemanEdit

  • Heinrich Traub, former mayor

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

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

Personalities who were active in HochdorfEdit

  • 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]

LiteratureEdit

  • 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.


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  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