Gotha (kreis)

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State : Thüringen
Additions : 1994 Erfurt (partly) and small parts of Arnstadt and Langensalza

Wappen von Gotha (kreis)

Official blazon

  • (de) Geteilt von Silber und Rot; oben das Schloss Friedenstein in Silber und mit schwarzen Dächern, unten über einem von Silber und Schwarz geschliffenen sechsstrahligen Stern ein silberner Wellenbalken.


The arms were granted on June 28, 1991.

The upper part shows the Friedenstein castle, the largest baroque castle in Europe. The wavy bar is the Leina canal, dug in the 14th century to supply the city of Gotha with water. The star is derived from the old arms of the Duchy of Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg.

The previous arms were adopted on December 3, 1948.

Wappen von Gotha (kreis)

The arms show the Inselberg, the highest point in the district with a tower in front of a rising sun. The base shows six wheat-ears symbol for the importance of agriculture.

Wappen von Gotha (kreis)

Postal cancellation 1993

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Literature : Linder and Olzog, 1996.