Peine (kreis)

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PEINE (PE)

State : Niedersachsen
Additions : 1977 Braunschweig (partly)

Wappen von Peine (kreis)

Official blazon

(de)

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on November 18, 1958.

The arms are derived from the arms of the Lords of Wolfenbüttel-Assenburg, who founded the city of Peine in 1223. A branch named themselves afterwards Counts of Peine. The wolf is a canting symbol for the Counts of Wolfenbüttel. In 1260 the area became a possession of the Bishops of Hildesheim until 1802. The colours are the colours of Hildesheim.


Literature : Stadler, K. : Deutsche Wappen - Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Angelsachsen Verlag, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; image obtained from Landkreis Peine. Niedersachsen.jpg