Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry
State : Schleswig-Holstein
District (Kreis) : Herzogtum Lauenburg
Geesthacht adopted the above arms in 1915 and received city rights in 1925. In 128 the arms were granted, see below. In 1959 the arms were slightly changed and granted again, see image above.
The willow tree symbolises the formerly important willow basket making in the area. The seven branches symbolise the seven oldest known families in the village. The ship symbolises the importance of sailing and fishing through the centuries.
Hupp showed the arms from 1928:
Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s