|o Mayor||Gerhard Kuttler|
|o Total||7.75 km2 (2.99 sq mi)|
|Elevation||292 m (958 ft)|
|o Density||610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
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.
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
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.
Since the Reformation Hochdorf is predominantly Protestant coined.
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.