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Wappen der Welt
Civic heraldry of Germany
State : Niedersachsen
District (Kreis) : Region Hannover (until 2001 Hannover (until 1974 Burgdorf))
Additions : 1974 Ahlten, Aligse, Arpke, Hämelerwald, Immensen, Kolshorn, Röddensen, Sievershausen, Steinwedel
Lehrte became a city in 1898 and the arms were granted in 1927.
The lion is derived from the seal of the combined communities between Hannover, Hildesheim and Peine, dating from the 13th century. The lion is combined with the cross, that symbolises the fact the Lehrte is at an important railway crossing.
Seal from around 1900
The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.