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Höchstadt an der Aisch

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Höchstadt an der Aisch


Coat of arms

Coordinates: 49°42′N 10°48′E / 49.700°N 10.800°E / 49.700; 10.800Coordinates: 49°42′N 10°48′E / 49.700°N 10.800°E / 49.700; 10.800

Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Middle Franconia
District Template:Link if exists
Subdivisions 23 districts
 • Mayor Gerald Brehm ("Junge Liste Höchstadt und Umgebung e.V.")
 • Total 70.90 km2 (27.37 sq mi)
Elevation 273 m (896 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 13,162
 • Density 190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 91315
Dialling codes 09193
Vehicle registration ERH

Höchstadt an der Aisch, commonly known as Höchstadt, is a town in the Erlangen-Höchstadt district, in Bavaria, Germany.


Höchstadt is situated on the river Aisch, 18 km northwest of Erlangen and 22 km south of Bamberg. Originally it was the capital of the Höchstadt district, but then it became part of the new Erlangen-Höchstadt district.

Division of the town

The town consists of 23 districts:

  • Ailersbach
  • Antoniuskapelle
  • Biengarten
  • Bösenbechhofen
  • Etzelskirchen
  • Förtschwind
  • Greiendorf
  • Greienmühle
  • Greuth
  • Großneuses
  • Jungenhofen
  • Kieferndorf
  • Kleinneuses
  • Lappach
  • Mechelwind
  • Medbach
  • Mohrhof
  • Nackendorf
  • Saltendorf
  • Schwarzenbach
  • Sterpersdorf
  • Weidendorf
  • Zentbechhofen



Carp is a very important food, but only in the months with an "r" (September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April). There are various carp dishes: e.g., "blue carp", "baked carp" and "pepper carp". Carp eaten there is termed "Aischgründer Karpfen".


There is an events centre (converted from a former shoe factory) that includes a music school and a library; there is an evening event most days.


External links

  • Official site (German)
  • Webcam of a storks' nest
  • Castlebar (twinned with Höchstadt) County Mayo, Ireland
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