|• Mayor||Rainer Schommer|
|• Total||5.30 km2 (2.05 sq mi)|
|Elevation||490 m (1,610 ft)|
|• Density||39/km2 (100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The municipality lies at the foot of the Haardtkopf (658 m above sea level) in the Hunsrück. The municipal area is 63.2% wooded. The nearest middle centre is Bernkastel-Kues; the nearest upper centre is Trier. Gornhausen belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Bernkastel-Kues, whose seat is in the like-named town.
Yearly precipitation in Gornhausen amounts to 869 mm, which is rather high, falling into the highest third of the precipitation chart for all Germany. At 74% of the German Weather Service’s weather stations, lower figures are recorded. The driest month is February. The most rainfall comes in June. In that month, precipitation is 1.3 times what it is in February. Precipitation varies minimally and is very evenly spread throughout the year. At only 1% of the weather stations are lower seasonal swings recorded.
Coat of arms
The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Per fess azure three mullets in fess argent and argent a castle emerging from base with a central tower embattled and two side towers with conical roofs sable, the windows and gateway of the field.
Culture and sightseeing
Worth seeing in Gornhausen are a 300-year-old oak, an old mill (Klaramühle), the Berbelay (crags with a good view), the Haardtkopf Transmitter and a view into the Eifel and the Moselle region around Bernkastel-Kues.
In summer, mostly in early August, Gornhausen is, together with the other municipalities in the former County of Veldenz, the host of the ADAC Deutschlandrallye.
Transmitter on the Haardtkopf
Since 1952, there has been on the Haardtkopf a 186 m-tall transmitter, the Haardtkopf Transmitter (Sender Haardtkopf).
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