Grebenstein

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GREBENSTEIN

State : Hessen
District (Kreis) : Kassel (until 1972 Hofgeismar)
Additions : 1972 Burguffeln, Schachten, Udenhausen

Wappen von Grebenstein/Arms (crest) of Grebenstein
Official blazon
German

Im goldenen Schild über drei blauen Felsen, deren äußere mit zweiblättrigen grünen Lindensprossen besteckt sind, auf silbernem Roß der linkshin sprengende, blau gerüstete barhäuptige Landgraf mit silbernem Waffenrock, in der Rechten das erhobene Schwert, mit der Linken den hessi­schen Löwenschild haltend.

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Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted in 1939.

The town was founded around 1300 and the oldest known seal of Grebenstein dates from 1322. The arms show the count of Hessen (the small shield is the arms of Hessen) as a knight. The small linden leaves are probably the older symbols of the village, before it became a city. All seals of Grebenstein show the knight, although the actual composition changes somwhat between the different seals. The picture was first seen on arms of the town in the early 17th century, from thereon the colours are known.

Wappen von Grebenstein

The arms in a manuscript from +/- 1730
Wappen von Grebenstein

The arms in an 1884 book
Wappen von Grebenstein

The arms in the Wappen-Sammlung (+/- 1910)
Wappen von Grebenstein

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

Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.



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