Naumburg (Hessen)

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State : Hessen
District (Kreis) : Kassel (until 1973 Wolfhagen)
Additions : 1972 Altendorf, Altenstädt, Elbenberg, Heimarshausen

Wappen von Naumburg (Hessen)

Official blazon


Naumburg was founded as a castle by the Counts of Naumburg in 1200 and grew into a town, which received city rights in 1230. The oldest seal dates from around 1270. The seal shows a tower behind a city wall and on each side of the tower a head, one wearing a mitre. The two heads symbolised the rulers of the city, the Counts on Naumburg and the Archbishops of Mainz.

In 1284 the Archbishop became the only ruler and promptly the second head was also shown with a mitre. In the city wall a gate appeared with the wheel, the symbol of the State of Mainz. Later the heads were removed and the composition was placed in a shield to form the present arms.

Wappen von Naumburg (Hessen)

The arms in an 1884 book
Seal of Naumburg (Hessen)

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Naumburg (Hessen)

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

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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.