Viersen

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VIERSEN

State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
District (Kreis) : Viersen
Additions : 1970 : Boisheim, Dülken, Süchteln

Wappen von Viersen/Arms (crest) of Viersen
Official blazon
German In Blau drei silberne Mispelblüten, 2:1 gestellt.
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Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on April 25, 1974.

The arms show three medlar flowers, taken from the old arms of Viersen and representing the fact that the city was part of the duchy of Geldern. The medlar is the oldest symbol of Geldern.

The old arms of Viersen showed in the upper half the lion of Geldern, and in the lower a rose. The rose actually should have been a medlar.

Seal of Viersen

Seal from around 1900
Seal of Viersen

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Viersen

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

Municipal stationery, 1960s

Bockert

The village of Bockert , which never was its own municipality, but a borough of Viersen, adopted arms in 1998 :

Wappen von Viersen/Arms (crest) of Viersen

The upper half shows seven waves and 5 'roofs', which refer to an old rhyme about the village :
'Bockert hätt si'eve Hötte on fiev Pötte' (Bockert has sevel wells and five houses).

The two beech leaves are canting, Bockert is derived from Buchenholz (beech forest). The two leaves refer to the former hamlets of Ober- and Unterbockert. The colours are those of Prussia (black-silver) and its Rhine province (green-silver), as the village developed under Prussian rule.

Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.



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