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Civic heraldry of Luxembourg
The arms were granted on October 23, 1974.
The main shield is derived from the arms of the Lords of Meysembourg, who had many possessions in the municipality until the 18th century. Their arms were in gold a chief of red with three merles. The bear in the lower half is derived from the arms of the St. Maximin Abbey in Trier, which also had several possessions in the area. The arms of the abbey were in gold a black eagle, with on a breastshield a walking bear, the symbol of St. Maximin.
Literature : Loutsch, J-C. et al.; Armorial communal du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, Fisch, Luxembourg, 1989, 331 p.
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