Leipzig

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LEIPZIG

State : Sachsen
Urban District (Stadtkreis) : Leipzig
Additions : 1889 Anger-Crottendorf, Reudnitz; 1890 Eutritzsch, Gohlis, Neureudnitz, Neuschönefeld, Neustadt, Sellerhausen, Thonberg, Volkmarsdorf; 1891 Connewitz, Kleinzschocher, Lindenau, Lößnig, Plagwitz, Schleußig; 1892 Neusellerhausen; 1910 Dölitz, Dösen, Möckern, Probstheida, Stötteritz, Stünz; 1915 Mockau, Schönefeld; 1922 Großzschocher-Windorf (1897 Großzschocher, Windorf), Leutzsch, Paunsdorf, Wahren; 1930 Abtnaundorf, Knautkleeberg, Schönau, Thekla; 1935 Portitz; 1936 Knauthain; 1993 Hartmannsdorf; 1995 Lausen; 1996 Plaußig; 1997 Seehausen; 1999 Böhlitz-Ehrenberg (1934 Gundorf), Engelsdorf, Holzhausen, Knautnaundorf (1988 Eythra (1974 Bösdorf)), Liebertwolkwitz, Lindenthal, Lützschena-Stahmeln, Miltitz (1934 Grossmiltitz, Kleinmiltitz), Mölkau, Wiederitzsch; 2000 Burghausen, Rückmarsdorf

Wappen von Leipzig

Official blazon

  • (de) In gespaltenem Schild rechts in Gold einen nach rechts aufsteigenden rot gezungten und rot bewehrten schwarzen Meißner Löwen, links in Gold zwei blaue Landsberger Pfähle.

Origin/meaning

Leipzig developed around a castle built in the early 11th century. The new town received city rights in 1165 from the Counts of Meissen. The city became one of the largest cities in, first Meissen, later Sachsen.

The arms show the lion of Meissen and the pales of Landsberg (compare Dresden and Chemnitz). The latter are derived from the arms of the Counts of Landsberg, who ruled the area in the early 13th century.

The arms are used since 1468, before that date only the lion of Meissen was used. The city gradually received more freedom from the rule of the Counts of Meissen and in 1423 the city ruled itself, without vassals. Most likely it was decided shortly afterwards to add the pales of Landsberg.

Wappen von Leipzig

Seal from the 13th century(source)
Wappen von Leipzig

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Leipzig

The great arms of the 1920s
Wappen von Leipzig

The arms on a trade stamp, 1920s
Wappen von Leipzig

The arms on a tobacco card, 1912
Wappen von Leipzig

The arms in the Abdulla albums
Wappen von Leipzig

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

The arms on a DDR stamp
Wappen von Leipzig

Municipal seal, 1960s
Wappen von Leipzig

The arms on a manhole cover

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Literature : Benzing et al, 1984