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State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
District (Kreis) : Wesel (until 1974 Moers)
Amt : Amt Sonsbeck (until 1969)
Additions : 1969 : Amt Sonsbeck, Hamb, Labbeck

Wappen von Sonsbeck

Official blazon



The arms were granted on September 9, 1970.

Sonsbeck received city rights in 1320 from Count Dietrich of Kleve. All seals of the city showed a canting image, a sun over a wavy bar (Sonne = sun, Beck=Bach=stream). The city character is shown by the addition of a small wall in the sun. The seals often showed a castle of city wall with a seal with sun and stream in front.

The older arms of Sonsbeck (see below), which were granted on October 17, 1962, showed the same elements, but in a different composition, a sun in the upper half and the wavy bar in the lower. The wall is placed on the division line.

Wappen von Sonsbeck

In the early 20th century the arms below were shown in the Kaffee Hag albums. These arms show again the sun, bar and wall, but also two linden leaves, all in again a different composition.

Wappen von Sonsbeck

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

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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; info from the Sonsbeck council; Kaffee Hag albums 1920s.