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Coat of arms of the local community Gondershausen
Map of Germany, position of the municipality Gondershausen highlighted

Coordinates: 50 ° 9 ′  N , 7 ° 30 ′  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Rhein-Hunsrück district
Association municipality : Hunsrück-Middle Rhine
Height : 371 m above sea level NHN
Area : 13.45 km 2
Residents: 1280 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 95 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56283
Area code : 06745
License plate : SIM, GOA
Community key : 07 1 40 043
Association administration address: Rathausstrasse 1
56281 Emmelshausen
Website : www.ortsgemeinde-gondershausen.de
Local Mayor : Markus Landsrath
Location of the local community Gondershausen in the Rhein-Hunsrück district
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Gondershausen is a municipality in the Rhein-Hunsrück district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Hunsrück-Mittelrhein community . Gondershausen is a state-approved resort .

Geographical location

Gondershausen is located in the northeastern part of the Hunsrück between Baybachtal and Ehrbachtal in the north and south, and the Rhine and Moselle in the east and west.


Near Gondershausen people created the rock engravings of Gondershausen more than 20,000 years ago . These show three horses and an as yet undetermined animal and are considered the oldest known drawings in Germany.

The first mention (as Guntereshusen ) took place in a document dated June 13, 897, in which King Zwentibold of the Trier Abbey of St. Maximin confirmed what his father, Emperor Arnulf , had given him. The property was alienated from the Rhineland Count Palatine , who was appointed as the monastery bailiff of the monastery. Later, Gondershausen and the surrounding area are owned by the Lords of Waldeck and Schöneck as a feudal fief of the Palatinate .

After the Left Bank of the Rhine was occupied by French revolutionary troops in 1794 , the town became French, and in 1815 it was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna . In the years 1820 to 1830 and 1860 to 1870 waves of emigration to America and the Ruhr area followed . Since 1946 the place has been part of the then newly formed state of Rhineland-Palatinate .

The community of Gondershausen was re-formed on April 1, 1969 after the dissolution of the previously independent communities Niedergondershausen (673 inhabitants) and Obergondershausen (465 inhabitants).


Municipal council

The municipal council in Gondershausen consists of 16 council members, who were elected in a personalized proportional representation in the local elections on May 26, 2019 , and the honorary local mayor as chairman.

The distribution of seats in the municipal council:

choice WGL WGW total
2019 10 6th 16 seats
2014 12 4th 16 seats
  • WGL = voter group Landsrath
  • WGW = Weber voter group


The local mayor is Markus Landsrath. In the local elections on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in his office with a share of 84.65% of the votes.

coat of arms

Coat of arms of Gondershausen
Blazon : "In a split shield in front in black a red armored, tongued and crowned golden lion, behind in silver a black bishop's staff topped with a red miter."


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St. Servatius Obergondershausen
Gondershausen, St. Antonius (Abbas) Niedergondershausen 02.jpg
St. Antonius Abbas Niedergondershausen

See the list of cultural monuments in Gondershausen

Web links

Commons : Gondershausen  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  3. Yvonne Stock: Hunsrück: First rock engravings from the Paleolithic in Germany discovered. spiegel.de, July 5, 2014, accessed on July 3, 2014 .
  4. ^ Heinrich Beyer : Mittelrheinisches Urkundenbuch , Volume I, Coblenz: Hölscher, 1860, p. 207 ( certificate 142 )
  5. Official municipality directory 2006 ( Memento from December 22, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) (= State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate [Hrsg.]: Statistical volumes . Volume 393 ). Bad Ems March 2006, p. 177 (PDF; 2.6 MB). Info: An up-to-date directory ( 2016 ) is available, but in the section "Territorial changes - Territorial administrative reform" it does not give any population figures.  
  6. ^ The regional returning officer RLP: City council election 2019 Gondershausen. Retrieved October 6, 2019 .
  7. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal elections 2014, city and municipal council elections
  8. ^ The Regional Returning Officer RLP: direct elections 2019. see Hunsrück-Mittelrhein, Verbandsgemeinde, eighth line of results. Retrieved October 6, 2019 .