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State : Niedersachsen
Urban District (Kreisfreie Stadt) : Osnabrück
Additions : 1914 Schinkel; 1940 Haste; 1970 Sutthausen; 1972 Atter, Darum, Gretesch, Hellern, Lüstringen, Nahne, Pye, Voxtrup

Wappen von Osnabrück

Official blazon

  • (de) In Silber ein sechsspeichiges stehendes schwarzes Rad.


Osnabrück became a city already early in the 13th century. The first seal is mentioned in 1217, but the oldest existing seal dates from 1243. It already shows a wheel with 8 spokes. In another seal in 1274 the wheel has only 6 spokes. The arms thus never changed since. The colour used to be red, but probably already in the 15th century the colour was changed to black.

Arms of Osnabrück

The arms in a manuscript from 1514
Seal of Osnabrück

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Osnabrück

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

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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.