Sankt Andreasberg

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SANKT ANDREASBERG

State : Niedersachsen
District (Kreis) : Goslar (until 1972 Zellerfeld)
Incorporated into : 2011 Braunlage

Wappen von Sankt Andreasberg

Official blazon

(de)

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on August 13, 1948 and again on July 4, 1951.

The first quarter shows the arms of the Counts of Hohnstein, who founded the village, which became a city in 1521. The second quarter shows the patron saint, St. Andreas. The third quarter shows miner's tools. The city has always been an important mining town. The fourth quarter shows the arms of the Counts of Scharzfeld-Lutterberg (see also Bad Lauterberg im Harz). The lion is the lion of the Welfen dynasty, which ruled the city from 1593.

The arms were already used in the 19th century, but were never officially granted. In 1938 the arms were officially granted, but the then German regime did not approve of religious symbols, and the canting St. Andreas was replaced by a pine tree to symbolise the local forests. After the war the city returned to the original arms, but the description of 1948 was not clear in whether the saint was placed behind or in front of the cross. This was corrected in 1951.

Wappen von Sankt Andreasberg

The arms as shown in 1891
Siegel von Sankt Andreasberg

The arms on a municipal stamp (1892)
Seal of Sankt Andreasberg

Seal from around 1900
Seal of Sankt Andreasberg

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Sankt Andreasberg

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Wappen von Sankt Andreasberg

The arms from 1938-1945


Literature : Rabbow, 2003; Ahrens, 1891Niedersachsen.jpg


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