Rotenburg (Wümme)

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ROTENBURG (WÜMME)

State : Niedersachsen
District (Kreis) : Rotenburg (Wümme)
Additions : 1974 Borchel, Mulmshorn, Unterstedt, Waffensen

Wappen von Rotenburg (Wümme)

Official blazon

In Silber eine umlaufende rote Zinnenmauer, innerhalb der ein hoher und zwei niedrige rote Zinnentürme mit blauen Spitzdächern stehen, oben zwei zugewendete, gelehnte Schildchen: heraldisch rechts in Silber ein schwarzes fußgespitztes Tatzenhochkreuz, heraldisch links geteilt von Rot mit drei silbernen Schrägbalken und Gold.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted in 1959.

The arms are based on the seal of the city from 1427, which was made after the extension of the city rights in 1403 by Bishop Johann III of Assel, bishop of Verden. The arms show a canting red castle and the cross of the Bishops of Verden. The other shield shows the arms of Johann of Assel himself.


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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.


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