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Province: Warmia i Mazury
County: Lidzbark

Arms of Orneta

Official blazon


The arms show a dragon or worm, a canting element for the German version of the name (Wormditt). The worm already appears on the oldest seal of the city, known since 1388. All later seals and images show a worm or dragon, but the actual shape differs widely.

There is a local legend that there was a large dragon living in a cave under what is now the town hall. He devoured animals, women and children. He was finally killed by a knight.

Arms of Orneta

The arms in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925

Literature : Plewako and Wanag, 1994


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