Stadt Wehlen

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STADT WEHLEN

State : Sachsen
District (Kreis) : Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge (until 2008 Sächsische Schweiz)
Additions : 1939 Pötzscha, Zeichen; 1994 Dorf Wehlen

Wappen von Wehlen

Official blazon

(de) Ein einmastiges blaues rahgetakeltes Schiff auf weißem Hintergrund.

Origin/meaning

The ship refers to the importance of shipping and fishing on the Elbe river. The fleur-de-lis refers to the Lords of Köckritz, who ruled the city in the 15th century. Their arms showed three golden fleur-de-lis in blue. During their rule Wehlen received city rights.

The arms are known as such from a seal from 1657, see image below.

Wappen von Stadt Wehlen

Seal from around 1657

All later seals and images have shown the ship with the fleur-de-lis. The colours, however, changed during the years. The current arms were adopted in 1995.

Seal of Stadt Wehlen

Seal from around 1900
Seal of Stadt Wehlen

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Stadt Wehlen

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


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Literature : Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s, Bensing et al; 1984; Information from the Stadt Wehlen council.