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State : Niedersachsen
District (Kreis) : Goslar (until 1972 Zellerfeld)
Samtgemeinde : Samtgemeinde Oberharz
Additions : 1924 Clausthal, Zellerfeld; 2015 Altenau, Schulenberg im Oberharz, Wildemann, Samtgemeinde Oberharz

Wappen von Clausthal-Zellerfeld

Official blazon



After the merger in 2015 it has been decided to continue the old arms of the Samtgemeinde Oberharz as th enew arms for the city. These are historically the arms of the former Zellerfeld District.

After the merger of the two cities in 1924, new arms were granted in 1934.

Wappen von Clausthal-Zellerfeld

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925

The arms are based on the old seal of Clausthal, which is known since 1556. The miner's tools indicate the importance of mining in the area, already in the 15th century. The lion is the lion of Welfen dynasty, as the area historically belonged to Hannover, ruled by the Welfen family. The cross and crucifixion-scene are canting; a small chapel is called Klause in German.

The original arms of 1934 were slightly changed (removal of the green base) in 1955 to the present arms.

Wappen von Clausthal-Zellerfeld

Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.


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