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State : Niedersachsen
District (Kreis) : Grafschaft Bentheim
Samtgemeinde : Samtgemeinde Neuenhaus
Additions : 1970 Grasdorf, Hilten, Veldhausen

Wappen von Neuenhaus

Official blazon



The arms were granted on October 31, 1972.

The arms combine elements from the seals and arms of the former municipalities; a tent from Veldhausen and the house and roundels from Neuenhaus, see below. The tent used on the seal of Veldhausen was the war-tent of the General Rabenhaupt, Baron tho Sucha, A Dutch general from the 17th century.

The previous arms were granted in 1964.

Wappen von Neuenhaus

These arms show the roundels (bezants) of the County Bentheim with a canting house (Haus) as an element for the city. In 1317 the Counts of Bentheim built a new castle (new house, Neuen-Haus), which developed into a village. In 1369 Neuenhaus received city rights.

The oldest seal dates from the late 14th century and already shows a house on the shield of the Counts of Bentheim. All later seals and arms have shown a similar composition, even though the shape of the house varied widely through the centuries, see below.

Wappen von Neuenhaus

The arms as shown in 1891
Wappen von Neuenhaus

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

Literature : Stadler,1964-1971, Ahrens, 1891 Niedersachsen.jpg