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MAGDEBURG

State : Sachsen-Anhalt
Urban District (Stadtkreis) : Magdeburg
Additions : 1867 Sudenburg; 1886 Neustadt; 1887 Buckau; 1908 Rothensee; 1910 Cracau, Fermersleben, Lemsdorf, Prester, Salbke, Westerhüsen; 1926 Diesdorf;1952 Groß Ottersleben; 1979 Olvenstedt; 1993 Pechau, Randau-Calenberge; 2001 Beyendorf-Sohlen

Wappen von Magdeburg

Official blazon

  • (de) In Silber eine gezinnte rote, schwarz gefugte Burg mit zwei spitzbedachten Türmen, geöffnetem Tor und hochgezogenem schwarzen Fallgatter; zwischen den Türmen wachsend eine grün bekleidete Jungfrau (Magd), in der erhobenen Rechten einen grünen Kranz emporhaltend.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted in 1938.

The arms of Magdeburg are canting, a virgin (Magd) on a city wall (Burg). The oldest seal of the city, dating from 1244 already shows a virgin on a wall. In another seal from 1265 the virgin holds a wreath. Later seals all show the same arms.

In the 16th century the arms are quartered with the old arms in the first and fourth quarter. In the second and third quarter a rose is added. The rose has been explained, either as the rose of Neugattersleben or as the Lutheran rose. The city owned the village of Neugattersleben and the rose was the arms of the Lords von Gattersleben in the 14th century. The Lutheran rose should indicate that the city had become Lutheran.

Wappen von Magdeburg

The arms in a manuscript +/- 1530
Arms of Magdeburg

The arms on a 1575 coin
Arms of Magdeburg

The arms on a 1617 coin
Arms of Magdeburg

The arms in a 17th century manuscript
Seal of Magdeburg

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Magdeburg

The arms around 1900
Wappen von Magdeburg

The arms in the Abdulla-Deutsche Städtewappen album, +/- 1910
Wappen von Magdeburg

The arms in a German album +/- 1910
Wappen von Magdeburg

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

The arms in the Abdulla album, 1928
Arms of Magdeburg

The arms in the Abadie albums
Arms of Magdeburg

The arms in the city (source)
Arms of Magdeburg

The arms in the city (source)
Wappen von Magdeburg

The arms on a manhole cover

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Literature : Papendieck, H. : Die Wappen der Landkreise und kreisfreien Städte des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt. Landesarchiv Magdeburg, 1996. Image from the city of Magdeburg