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Civic heraldry of Germany - Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
State : Brandenburg
Additions : 1993 Kyritz, Neuruppin, Wittstock
The arms were granted on May 2, 1995.
The eagle is derived from the arms of the Counts of Arnstein, who were the first German rulers of Ruppin in the 13th century. The fleur-de-lis is derived from the arms of the Lords of Plotho, first Lords of Kyritz, The mitre is taken as a symbol for Wittstock, which developed when Bishop Heinrich I made the city his capital.
Literature : Linder and Olzog, 1996