Dülmen

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DÜLMEN

State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
District (Kreis) : Coesfeld
Additions : 1975 Buldern (1969 Hiddingsel), Kirchspiel Dülmen (1930 Hausdülmen), Merfeld, Rorup

Wappen von Dülmen

Official blazon

In Gold ein blaues Kleeblattkreuz.

Origin/meaning

Dülmen received city rights in 1311 from the Bishop of Münster. The oldest seal is already known from 1312 and showed the patron saint of the city, St. Victor. The saint was used in the seals of the city until the late 18th century.

On coins and decorations throughout the city, a shield with the typical cross was used as arms. The cross was derived from the small shield held by St. Victor on the oldest seal. The arms also appear on the seals in the early 19th century and were officially granted in 1947.

From 1939-1945 the city used another coat of arms, showing a gate, symbolising the Lüdinghauser gate in Dülmen.

Arms of Dülmen

The arms on a 1622 coin
Seal of Dülmen

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Dülmen

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


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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.