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State : Sachsen
District (Kreis) : Mittelsachsen (until 2008 Freiberg)
Additions : 1907 Freibergsdorf; 1908 Friedeburg; 1957 Loßnitz; 1979 Halsbach; 1994 Kleinwaltersdorf, Zug; 2012 Muldenhütten

Wappen von Freiberg

Official blazon

  • (de) In Blau eine zinnengekrönte, in der Mitte erhöhte silberne Bossenmauer mit offenem Tor und hochgezogenem Fallgatter, dahinter drei silberne Rundtürme mit roten Dächern und goldenen Fähnchen auf goldenen Knäufen; der Mittelturm höher und stärker; das Tor belegt mit einem goldenen Schild, darin ein schwarzer Löwe.


The arms were officially granted on June 1, 1899.

The composition already appears on the seals of the city from 1227 and show the city itself, with a small shield of the Margraviate of Meissen, in which the city was situated at the time. The small shield showed different arms from 1227-1305, i.e. a divided shield with in one half three pales and in the other the lion (see also Leipzig and Chemnitz), which were the arms of the Margraviate at the time.

Seal of Freiberg

The seal from 1227
Seal of Freiberg

The seal from 1305

Although the wall and towers, as well as the colours of the small shield, were shown differently during the centuries, the basic composition is unchanged since 1305.

Seal of Freiberg

Seal of Freiberg

Seals from around 1900-1920
Seal of Freiberg

Seal from around 1900-1920
Wappen von Freiberg

The arms on a postcard +/- 1910
Wappen von Freiberg

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

The arms in a 1936 album
Wappen von Freiberg

Municipal stationery, 1960s
Wappen von Freiberg

The arms in the 1980s
Wappen von Freiberg

The arms on a medal from 1965
Wappen von Freiberg

Postal cancellation 1986

Series of covers from 1986:

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Literature : Benzig et al, 1985; Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s