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State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
District (Kreis) : Wesel (until 19974 Moers)
Additions : 1974 Kapellen, Rheinkamp (partly)

Wappen von Moers

Official blazon

  • (de) Gespalten von Silber und Gold, vorne ein roter Zinnenturm mit offenem schwarzen Fallgatter, hinten ein schwarzer Balken.


The arms were officially granted on October 30, 1975.

Moers received city rights in 1300 by King Albrecht I. The city developed around the castle of the counts of Moers. The arms are based on a seal of the city from the 14th century. The castle is the castle of the counts of Moers, the black bar in gold is the arms of the counts.

Wappen von Moers

The arms of the Counts of Moers, 1475

Until the 17th century the arms of the counts are placed in front of the castle. In the 17th century the present arms first appear. The arms have been used for some centuries, but were not officially granted until 1975.

Wappen von Moers

Seal of the city from around 1900.
Wappen von Moers

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

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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.