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Coat of arms of the local community of Norath
Map of Germany, position of the local community Norath highlighted

Coordinates: 50 ° 8 ′  N , 7 ° 35 ′  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Rhein-Hunsrück district
Association municipality : Hunsrück-Middle Rhine
Height : 460 m above sea level NHN
Area : 3.3 km 2
Residents: 474 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 144 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56291
Area code : 06746
License plate : SIM, GOA
Community key : 07 1 40 110
Association administration address: Rathausstrasse 1
56281 Emmelshausen
Website :
Local Mayor : Arno Morschhauser
Location of the local community Norath in the Rhein-Hunsrück district
Boppard Badenhard Beulich Bickenbach (Hunsrück) Birkheim Dörth Emmelshausen Gondershausen Halsenbach Hausbay Hungenroth Karbach (Hunsrück) Kratzenburg Leiningen (Hunsrück) Lingerhahn Maisborn Mermuth Morshausen Mühlpfad Ney (Hunsrück) Niedert Norath Pfalzfeld Schwall (Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis) Thörlingen Utzenhain Alterkülz Bell (Hunsrück) Beltheim Braunshorn Buch (Hunsrück) Dommershausen Gödenroth Hasselbach (Hunsrück) Hollnich Kastellaun Korweiler Lahr Mastershausen Michelbach (Hunsrück) Mörsdorf Roth (Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis) Spesenroth Uhler Zilshausen Bärenbach (Hunsrück) Belg Büchenbeuren Dickenschied Dill (Gemeinde) Dillendorf Gehlweiler Gemünden (Hunsrück) Hahn (Hunsrück) Hecken (Hunsrück) Heinzenbach Henau (Hunsrück) Hirschfeld (Hunsrück) Kappel (Hunsrück) Kirchberg (Hunsrück) Kludenbach Laufersweiler Lautzenhausen Lindenschied Maitzborn Metzenhausen Nieder Kostenz Niedersohren Niederweiler (Hunsrück) Ober Kostenz Raversbeuren Reckershausen Rödelhausen Rödern (Hunsrück) Rohrbach (Hunsrück) Schlierschied Schwarzen Sohren Sohrschied Todenroth Unzenberg Wahlenau Womrath Woppenroth Würrich Argenthal Benzweiler Dichtelbach Ellern (Hunsrück) Erbach (Hunsrück) Kisselbach Liebshausen Mörschbach Riesweiler Rheinböllen Schnorbach Steinbach (Hunsrück) Damscheid Laudert Niederburg Oberwesel Perscheid Sankt Goar Urbar (Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis) Wiebelsheim Bubach Riegenroth Laubach (Hunsrück) Horn (Hunsrück) Klosterkumbd Budenbach Bergenhausen Rayerschied Wahlbach (Hunsrück) Altweidelbach Pleizenhausen Mutterschied Niederkumbd Simmern/Hunsrück Neuerkirch Wüschheim (Hunsrück) Reich (Hunsrück) Biebern Külz (Hunsrück) Kümbdchen Keidelheim Fronhofen Holzbach Nannhausen Tiefenbach (Hunsrück) Ohlweiler Sargenroth Schönborn (Hunsrück) Oppertshausen Belgweiler Ravengiersburg Mengerschied Hessen Landkreis Mainz-Bingen Landkreis Mainz-Bingen Landkreis Bad Kreuznach Landkreis Birkenfeld Landkreis Bernkastel-Wittlich Rhein-Lahn-Kreis Landkreis Mayen-Koblenz Landkreis Cochem-Zellmap
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Norath from the southwest
Church in Norath

Norath is a municipality in the Rhein-Hunsrück district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Hunsrück-Mittelrhein community and is the seat of the Roman Catholic parish of St. Nikolaus.


Norath is located in the eastern part of the Hunsrück near Emmelshausen , directly on the Schinderhannes cycle path .


Norath belonged to the Braunshorn lordship of the Counts of Metternich-Winneburg. With the occupation of the left bank of the Rhine in 1794 by French revolutionary troops , the place became French, in 1815 it was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna . After the First World War temporarily occupied by the French again , the place has been part of the then newly formed state of Rhineland-Palatinate since 1946.


Municipal council

The municipal council in Norath consists of eight council members, who were elected by a majority vote in the local elections on May 26, 2019 , and the honorary local mayor as chairman.


The local mayor is Arno Morschhäuser. In the local elections on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in his office with a share of the vote of 85.27%.

coat of arms

Norath coat of arms
Blazon : "Divided by silver over red, above a blue book covered with three golden balls, accompanied at the front diagonally right a black recovery iron, at the back diagonally left a black mallet, below three silver hip horns."
Crest Reason: hammer and chisel are an indication of the old mining . The three horns are the coat of arms of the Barons von Braunshorn , to whose fief Norath belonged.


  • Musikverein St. Nikolaus Norath 1958 e. V.


The parish church of St. Nikolaus was built around 1859 as a neo-Gothic quarry stone hall with an exposed wooden beam ceiling. The organ with free pipe prospect , 14 stops and electropneumatic action was built by the organ building company Gerhardt & Söhne from Boppard and hung on the west wall above the gallery. The gaming table is on the gallery. The instrument has the following disposition :

I main work C – f 3

1. Principal 8th'
2. octave 4 ′
3. Fifth 2 23
4th Piccolo 2 ′
5. Mixture IV
II Positive C – f 3
6th Dumped 8th'
7th Capstan flute 4 ′
8th. Principal 2 ′
9. Cymbel II
10. Krummhorn 4 ′
Pedal C – d 1
11. Sub-bass 16 ′
12. Octave bass 8th'
13. Thought bass 8th'
14th Chorale bass 4 ′

See also: List of cultural monuments in Norath

Regular events

  • Fair

Economy and Infrastructure

The old Camilla mine, a lead and zinc mine on the old Roman road, was temporarily back in operation and employer in the 19th and 20th centuries. Most recently, exploration work was carried out over several years with just under 40 men. Operations ceased in the early 1960s. Today there are still extensive heaps and pings to be found there.

Web links

Commons : Norath  - collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. ^ The Regional Returning Officer RLP: Local council election 2019 Norath. Retrieved October 6, 2019 .
  3. ^ The Regional Returning Officer RLP: direct elections 2019. see Hunsrück-Mittelrhein, Verbandsgemeinde, 23rd line of results. Retrieved October 6, 2019 .
  4. Tourism Info Hunsrueck-Nahereise. Retrieved September 8, 2019 .