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Wappen der Welt
Civic heraldry of Germany
State : Hessen
District (Kreis) : Wetteraukreis (until 1972 Büdingen)
Additions : 1970 Bad Salzhausen, Borsdorf, Fauerbach bei Nidda, Geiss-Nidda, Harb, Kohden, Michelnau, Ober lais, Ober Schmitten, Ober Widdersheim, Stornfels, Ulfa, Unter Lais, Unter Schmitten, Wallernhausen; 1971 Schwickartshausen; 1972 Eichelsdorf, Unter-Widdersheim
Nidda became a city in 1234 and the oldest seal probably dates from the same time. The seal shows a city wall with towers and a gate. From the 14th century onwards, the gate is replaced by the moon and crescent. The colours are known since 1718. The city walls represent the fact that Nidda was a city, the star is taken from the arms of the Lords of Ziegenhain, who owned the city, whereas the crescent may be a typical city or religious symbol.
The municipal stamp shown in 1892
The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.