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Civic heraldry of Germany - Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
The arms were granted on June 21, 1974.
The arms combine the lion of Hessen, which was part of the arms of Frankenberg, with the eight-pointed star of Waldeck.
Literature : Linder and Olzog, 1996.