|Heraldry of the World |
Wappen der Welt
Civic heraldry of Germany
State : Niedersachsen
The arms were granted on March 31, 1948.
The chief shows three crosses as symbols for the three former important monasteries in the district : Ebstorf, Oldenstadt and Medingen. The lower part shows the arms of the Counts of Lüneburg, who ruled most of the district since the 13th century.
Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.
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