|Heraldry of the World (Wappen der Welt)|
Civic heraldry of Germany - Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
District (Kreis) : Rhein-Erft Kreis (until 1975 Bergheim)
Additions : 1975 Amt Buir, Amt Horrem, Amt Kerpen, Blatzheim, Buir, Horrem (partly), Manheim, Mödrath, Sindorf (partly), Türnich
The arms were officially granted in 1938.
The oldest seal which is known since 1306, showed the two lions in a quartered shield above a city wall. Later seals show only the patron saint, St.Martin. The tower in the new arms symbolises the Imperial castle built in the 12th century in the town.
In the 1920s the arms showed two canting carp, see image below.
The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
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