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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

OTTWEILER

State : Saarland
District (Kreis) : Neunkirchen (until 1973 Ottweiler)
Additions : 1974 Fürth im Ostertal, Lautenbach, Mainzweiler, Steinbach

Wappen von Ottweiler

Origin/meaning:
The arms were granted in 1900 and are identical of the old arms of the city, used on seals since 1550. The town was founded around 1393, became a city in 1444 but in practice not before 1550. In the same year the first seal of the city was made, which already showed the rose. The origin of the rose is unknown, but may be a symbol of justice. The arms were used until 1816 when the county Nassau-Ottweieler became part of Prussia. From 1816-1900 the Prussian eagle was used on seals.

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



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