Ratzeburg

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RATZEBURG

State : Schleswig-Holstein
District (Kreis) : Herzogtum Lauenburg

Wappen von Ratzeburg

Official blazon

(de) In Silber eine durchgehende rote Burg mit offenem, rundbogigem Tor, bis zum unteren Schildrand reichender Zinnenmauer und drei Zinnentürmen, von denen der mittlere, höhere mit blauem Spitzdach (darauf ein roter Knauf) versehen ist; neben den aufgeschlagenen, goldenen Torflügeln je drei goldene, aus dem unteren Schildrand emporwachsende niedrige Palisadenpfähle.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on August 28, 1962.

The city developed around a castle built on a small island in the 12th century. The village was granted city rights in the 13th century. The oldest seal of the city is known since 1350 and shows a city wall with a gate. The present arms are derived from this seal. All later seals also showed the wall, but the illustrations were made according to the local style. As arms the wall appears in the 16th century.

Wappen von Ratzeburg

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


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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s Schleswh.jpg