Horn (Horn-Bad Meinberg)

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State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
District (Kreis) : Lippe
Incorporated into : 1969 Horn-Bad Meinberg

Wappen von Horn (Horn-Bad Meinberg)/Arms (crest) of Horn (Horn-Bad Meinberg)
Official blazon
German In rotem Schilde ein goldenes, mit den Mundstück nach rechts liegendes Jagdhorn.
English (Horn-Bad Meinberg) No blazon/translation known. Please click here to send your (heraldic !) blazon or translation


The arms were granted on April 25, 1939.

The horn is obviously a canting symbol and is taken from the arms of the medievel Lords von Horn, who used three horns in their arms. The colours were taken arbitrarily.

In the late 1920s Hupp showed totally different arms for Horn in Lippe, as shown below. These arms show the rose of Lippe, a horn and a city gate. This composition was derived from the oldest known seal of Horn, dating from 1248. These arms were never adopted though.

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Literature: Meijer, 1940; Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s