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State : Hessen
District (Kreis) : Schwalm-Eder Kreis (until 1973 Melsungen)
Additions : 1971 Adelshausen, Günsterode, Kehrenbach, Kirchhof, Röhrenfurth; 1972 Obermelsungen; 1974 Schwarzenberg

Wappen von Melsungen

Official blazon


The arms were officially granted in 1906, and have been used since 1577.

The arms are based on the oldest seal of the city from 1267, which showed the same composition, but with two stars beside the tower. The second seal, from the 14th century shows a slightly different tower, but no stars. Later seals all showed the tower, sometimes with small side towers (that have been wrongly interpreted as hornblowers) or crosses.

Seal of Melsungen

Seal from around 1900
Seal of Melsungen

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Melsungen

The arms in the Wappen-Sammlung (+/- 1910)
Wappen von Melsungen

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Blason de Melsungen

Jumelage with Dreux (image from Facebook)

Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.