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State : Rheinland-Pfalz
District (Kreis) : Altenkirchen
Verbandsgemeinde : Verbandsgemeinde Wissen
Additions : 1969 Elbergrund, Köttingerhöhe, Schönstein

Wappen von Wissen

Official blazon

  • (1960) In Silber ein schräglinker blauer Wellenbalken, darüber ein schwebendes schwarzes Andreaskreuz, darunter drei rote heraldische Rosen mit goldenen Butzen und grünen Kelchblättern.
  • (1968) In Silber ein schwarzes Andreaskreuz.


The arms were officially granted on October 2, 1968.

The cross is taken from the old arms, see below.

The old arms were granted in 1960.

Wappen von Wissen

The wavy bend symbolises the Sieg river, that runs through the municipality. The cross is derived from the arms of the State of Köln, as the western part of the village historically belonged to Köln. The roses are derived from the arms of the Lords of Wildenburg-Hatzfeld, who ruled the eastern part of the village for a long time.

Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.


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