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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry


State : Sachsen-Anhalt
District (Kreis) : Salzlandkreis (until 2008 Aschersleben-Stassfurt)
Additions : 1946 Leopoldshall; 2003 Löderburg; 2004 Rathmannsdorf; 2009 Förderstedt, Neundorf

Wappen von Stassfurt

The arms were officially granted on March 19, 1995.

The arms show the local patron saint, St. John Baptist on the divided shield of the Diocese of Magdeburg. The city was a longtime possession of the Archbishops of Magdeburg. In 1990 the city council decided to reject the arms of 1960 (see below) and re-establish the historical arms. However, the colour design was not according to the heraldic rule of tincture and thus it took until 1995 before the old arms were restored.

Wappen von Stassfurt

The previous arms were granted on June 21, 1960.

These arms show the quartered shield based on the arms of the diocese of Magdeburg, with symbols for industry (cog-wheel, mining-wheel and chemical flask) and agriculture.

Wappen von Stassfurt
The arms shown around 1900 in wrong colours
Wappen von Stassfurt
Emergency money from Stassfurt from 1921
Wappen von Stassfurt
The arms as shown in the Kaffee Hag albums (1920s)

Literature : Bensing et al., 1984

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