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The arms were granted in 1966.
The two lances are the symbol for the long local tradition of 'ring-riding', in which a rider tries to lift a small ring from a rope using his lance. The horses symbolise the horse-breeding station founded at the Augustenborg castle in 1820.
Emergency money from 1920 with the arms of Schleswig
Arms at the town's entrance (2017)
Literature: Achen, 1982; Zeuthen, 2000