Werder (Havel)

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WERDER (HAVEL)

State : Brandenburg
District (Kreis) : Potsdam-Mittelmark
Additions : 1926 Petzow; 1999 Bliesendorf; 2001 Plötzin (1974 Plessow); 2002 Glindow, Kemnitz, Phöben; 2003 Derwitz, Töplitz (1974 Alt-Töplitz, Leest, Neu-Töplitz (1957 Göttin))

Wappen von Werder (Havel)

Official blazon

  • (de) In Silber gespalten; vorn am Spalt ein roter goldbewehrter halber Adler; hinten pfahlweise drei grüne Kleeblätter.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on March 26, 1993.

The origin of the arms is not well known. The arms are derived from a 17th century seal of the town. The eagle is the eagle of Brandenburg, the 3 leaves probably symbolise farming (i.e. agriculture), viticulture und fruit-growing.

During DDR times the left half was gold, but in 1993 the historical silver was restored.

Seal of Werder (Havel)

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Werder (Havel)

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Wappen von Werder (Havel)

The arms during DDR times
Wappen von Werder (Havel)

Postal cancellation 1979

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Literature : Benzig et al, 1985; Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s