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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

STOLPEN

State : Sachsen
District (Kreis) : Sächsische Schweiz

Origin/meaning:
The city historically was a possession of the Bishops of Meissen. The city was burned down in 1429 and subsequently restored by the bishops. The seal of the city from the late 15th century thus shows a bishop and a city gate. All later seals and images have used the same composition, but the size, shape and colours have changed.

Hupp showed the arms in the 1920s in a slightly different composition :

Literature : Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s; Benzing et al, 1984



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