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State : Thüringen
District (Kreis) : Greiz

Wappen von Weida

Official blazon

  • (de) In Gold eine zweitürmige rote Burg mit offenem Tor, hinter der Zinnenmauer wachsend ein grüner Weidenbaum.


The arms were adopted in 1949.

The arms are based on the oldest seal of the city, dating from 1333. The gate and two towers symbolise the fortified character of the city in medieval times (Weida was already mentioned as a city in 1209). The willow (Weide) branch is a canting symbol, which also already appeared on the old seal. The colours were first mentioned in 1515 in a document at present in the Erfurt university library.

Seal of Weida

Seal from around 1900
Seal of Weida

Seal from around 1900
Arms of Weida

The arms in the Abadie albums
Wappen von Weida

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

Postal cancellation 1984

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Literature : Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s; Benzing et al, 1984; Ulle, 1998