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Civic heraldry of Germany - Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
District (Kreis) : Höxter
Additions : 1970 Amt Höxter-Land, Albaxen, Bödexen, Bosseborn, Brenkhausen, Bruchhausen, Fürstenau, Godelheim, Lüchtringen, Lütmarsen, Ottbergen, Ovenhausen, Stahle
The arms were officially granted on July 1, 1970, but have been used since the 19th century.
Höxter received city rights in the early 13th century. The oldest seals date from the late 13th century and both show a type of church. The arms, however, are based on the second seal, known since 1285.
Seal from around 1900
The arms in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925