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Wappen der Welt
Civic heraldry of Germany
(de) In Silber ein blau gekleideter, bärtiger Heidenrumpf mit blauer Zipfelmütze über silbernem Turban.
The arms were officially granted on March 18, 1848.
The arms show a canting Heiden (heathen), most likely a Turk. The head is known as a symbol for the town since 1556 when it appears on the seal of the town. The head does not appear in a shield until the 19th century. The colours were not standardised until the end of the 19th century.
The arms on a postcard
The arms in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
The arms in the Deutsches Wappenmuseum