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Wappen der Welt
Civic heraldry of Germany
(de) In Gold eine blaue Schräglinkswellenleiste, überdeckt durch eine blaue Schrägrechtsleiste, beide belegt mit je zwei silbernen Wellenfäden. Im blauen Schildfuß ein goldener, schwarz konturierter Kahn.
The arms were officially granted on October 29, 1999.
The arms show in the upper half a blue cross with silver waves, symbolising the Elbe river. In the village there is a main cross of waterways (and locks), which is shown by the cross. The golden colour symbolises agriculture. The base shows a boat, as Glindenberg historically was a fishing village.
In the 1950s the village used a shield which symbolised the two levels of water and the locks, two ships on two different levels of water. These arms were not officially granted (image below).
In the 1980s the municipality adopted a shield with the letter G and a small ship. These arms were not granted either.
In 1999 the local council decided on a contest for new arms. Two proposals were selected, both based on the old arms, but instead of the letter G, the local church or a water mill wheel were used. As these were considered not very representative, finally the above arms were designed and granted.
Literature : Riebau, 1999