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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

BAD LAASPHE

Until 1984 Laasphe

State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
District (Kreis) : Siegen-Wittgenstein (until 1974 Wittgenstein)
Additions : 1975 Amtshausen, Banfe, Bermershausen, Bernshausen, Feudingen, Fischelbach, Großenbach, Heiligenborn, Herbertshausen, Hesselbach, Holzhausen, Kunst-Wittgenstein, Niederlaasphe, Oberndorf, Puderbach, Rückershausen, Rüppershausen, Saßmannshausen, Steinbach, Volkholz, Weide

Origin/meaning:
Laasphe received city rights in 1277. The oldest seal of the city dates from 1352 and already shows the same composition as the above arms. The gate with the towers symbolises the fortified city. The small shield shows the arms of the Lords of Wittgenstein, who owned the city at the time.
In 1908 the arms were officially granted, but the shield was changed to a quartered shield for a later branch of the family, see image below. The above arms were granted on March 10, 1937.

Hupp showed the arms of 1908:

Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s



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