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Wappen der Welt
Civic heraldry of Germany
In Rot ein stehender silberner Bracke mit schwarzem Halsband und silbernem Leitring.
The canting dog (Bracke) already appears on the first seal, which probably dates from the time the city rights were granted (1280). All later seals show a dog. The dog is sometimes shown standing, sitting or running, and since the 16th century the dog wears a collar. The oldest known coloured image dates from 1509. The arms were formally granted in the present composition in 1953.
The municipal stamp shown in 1892
The arms on an 1877 poster
The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.