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State : Niedersachsen
District (Kreis) : Hannover (2001 Region Hannover) (until 1974 Burgdorf)
Incorporated into : 1974 Burgwedel

Wappen von Oldhorst

Official blazon



The arms were officially granted on July 25, 1965. The arms show a beehive and two typical axes used by beekeepers. The beehive and the axes symbolise the (historical) importance of beekeeping in the municipality. The red kite in the upper half of the arms was still breeding in the municipality at the time, and was nearly extinct in the larger region.

Literature : Peters, 1974 Niedersachsen.jpg