|Heraldry of the World |
Wappen der Welt
Civic heraldry of Germany
The arms were granted on October 17, 1935.
The arms are based on the arms of the Counts of the Mark, with in the upper half a deer as a canting element (Her is derived from Hirsch, or deer). The deer also refers to a local legend in which the people from Herscheid and Valbert saved the life of the Count of the Mark and received free hunting rights around their villages.
Literature : Mayer, 1940