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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry


State : Niedersachsen
District (Kreis) : Region Hannover (1930-2001 Hannover, before 1930 Linden)

The arms were granted in 1961 and were newly devised. The only old seal of the town from the 17th century showed a chevron with a tower and below it a lion's head. The present arms show the typical church of the city, with two smaller shields. The right shield is the arms of the Counts of Schaumburg (see Schleswig-Holstein). The left shield shows the lion of the Welfen dynasty. The village was until the first half of the 14th century a possession of the Counts of Schaumburg and afterwards of several branches of the Welfen family.

In the Kaffee Hag albums of the early 20th century the arms were based on the old seal mentioned above:

Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Kaffee Hag picture albums, 1920s.

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