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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 Erlangen-Höchstadt
  Mayor Gerald Brehm ("Junge Liste Höchstadt und Umgebung e.V.")
  Total 70.90 km2 (27.37 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 13,251
  Density 190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 91315
Dialling codes 09193
Vehicle registration ERH/HÖS
Website www.hoechstadt.de

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.


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