Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry
State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
District (Kreis) : Rheinisch-Bergischer Kries (until 1975 Rhein-Wupper-Kreis)
Additions : 1930 Lützenkirchen (partly)
The arms were granted on August 21, 1920.
The arms were derived from the arms of the family Burtscheid, who used three red water-lily leaves. The leaves were changed to linden leaves, without any special meaning. Whether the family had anything to do with the city is also not very clear.
Literature : Stadler, K. : Deutsche Wappen - Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Angelsachsen Verlag, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.