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Civic heraldry of Germany - Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
The arms were officially granted on December 3, 1976.
The arms show with the blue colour the many waterways in the municipality. The bridge is the long railway bridge over the Beke-valley, a typical landmark in the municipality.
Literature : Information provided by Gisbert Hoffmann