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Civic heraldry of Germany - Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
The arms were granted on October 19, 1978.
The village was first mentioned in 981 as part of the possessions of the Archbishops of Trier. The village belonged to Trier until the early 19th century, and thus shows the cross of the State of Trier in the upper half of the shield. The division line is canting, the name is probably derived from an old Germanic word for water.
The lower half shows a key, the symbol for St. Peter, the patron saint of the village.
Literature : Wappenbuch der Verbandsgemeinde Bitburg-Land 1995.