Hochheim am Main (Old English: Hockamore) 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[2] three miles above its confluence with the Rhine, as well as on the German Timber-Frame Road.

Hochheim am Main
Old Town of Hochheim am Main with the old cemetery
Old Town of Hochheim am Main with the old cemetery
Coat of arms of Hochheim am Main
Coat of arms
Location of Hochheim am Main within Main-Taunus-Kreis district
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Hochheim am Main is located in Germany
Hochheim am Main
Hochheim am Main
Hochheim am Main is located in Hesse
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
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionDarmstadt
DistrictMain-Taunus-Kreis
Government
 • MayorDirk Westedt
Area
 • Total19.43 km2 (7.50 sq mi)
Elevation
129 m (423 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total17,743
 • Density910/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
65239
Dialling codes06146
Vehicle registrationMTK
Websitewww.hochheim.de

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

Located in the Rheingau, Hochheim has historically been a centre of the wine trade. The English word "hock", a generic term for Rhine wine,[2] is derived from Hochheim.

HistoryEdit

There is a historical reference to Hochheim in the chronicles as early as the 7th century.[2] Hochheim is the site of an Austrian military victory over the French Empire on 7 November 1813.

Town partnershipsEdit

Hochheim has the following twinned towns:[3]

EducationEdit

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.

Notable residentsEdit

See alsoEdit

  • Schüler, Geschichte der Hochheim am Main (Hochheim, 1888)[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand am 31.12.2018". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Hochheim" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 13 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 554.
  3. ^ Website Hochheim (in German)

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