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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

BURGSOLMS

State : Hessen
District (Kreis) : Lahn Dill Kreis (until 1973 Wetzlar)

Origin/meaning:
The arms were devised and granted in 1960 and show the lion of Solms and a brick wall. Around 1100 the Counts of Solms built a watermill in the village. The village took the name of the Counts, who also built a castle in the village. After the extinction of the dynasty in the 15th century the castle and mill became ruins. The castle and mill are shown as a brick wall, which is rather unique in German heraldry, where most often a building is shown.

Literature : Stadler, K. : Deutsche Wappen - Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Angelsachsen Verlag, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.



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