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Civic heraldry of Germany - Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
In Silber ein gezinntes rotes Stadttor mit offenem Tor, einem hohen schlanken, spitzbedachten und mit goldenem Knauf versehenen Mittelturm sowie zwei fünffach gezinnten Seitentürmen mit je drei betagleuchteten runden Fenstern übereinander; auf denen zwei zugewendete, golden bewehrte und rot gezungte schwarze Lindwürmer sitzen.
The arms were officially granted on April 10, 1858.
Wittenburg received city rights in the early 13th century and belonged to the County Schwerin until 1201, when it became a possession of the Dukes of Mecklenburg.
The arms were officially adopted in 1858, but were based on the oldest seals of the city, known since 1296. The arms show a castle and two figures, described as tapeworms, taken from the arms of a branch of the Counts of Schwerin.
Seal from around 1900
The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Literature : Lexicon Städte uns Wappen der DDR.
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