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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

HOLZMINDEN

State : Niedersachsen
District (Kreis) : Holzminden
Additions : 1974 Silberborn

Wappen von Holzminden

Origin/meaning:
Holzminden received city rights in the early 13th century. The oldest known seal, however, dates from 1535. The seal showed a wooden wall with three towers. A wooden wall is a very rare element in medieval seals.
The arms were granted in 1905 and were based on the old seal. The lion was added in 1905 and is derived from the arms of the Counts of Everstein, who had granted the city rights.

Wappen von Holzminden
Seal of the city from around 1900
Wappen von Holzminden
The arms as shown in the 1920s by Hupp.

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



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