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State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
Urban district (Kreisfreie Stadt) until 1975
Additions : 1926 Eppendorf, Günnigfeld, Höntrop, Munscheid, Sevinghausen, Westenfeld, Westfälisch Leithe
Incorporated into 1975 Bochum

Wappen von Wattenscheid

Official blazon



The arms of Wattenscheid were granted on August 21, 1937.

The arms are based on the oldest seal of the city. The oldest seal dates from 1417 and shows the patron saint, St. Gertrudis (Gertraud), holding in her right hand a shield with the present arms. The arms show the escarbuncle of the County of Kleve, and the chequered bar of the County Mark. The area belonged to Kleve until 1332, when it became part of the Mark. Ever since the seals of the city used this composition. When the arms were officially granted the saint was removed. The local council at the time applied for the use of the supporter, but the State Archives rejected this and finally the city agreed to use only the small shield as arms.

Seal of Wattenscheid

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Wattenscheid

The arms with the supporter (Rühl, 1940)
Arms of Wattenscheid

The arms in the Abadie albums
Wappen von Wattenscheid

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

Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s; Rühl, 1940