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State : Sachsen
District (Kreis) : Erzgebirgskreis (until 2008 Chemnitzer Land)
Additions : 1934 Niederzwönitz; 1952 Lenkersdorf; 1976 Kühnhaide; 1998 Dorfchemnitz; Brünlos, Günsdorf

Wappen von Zwönitz/Arms (crest) of Zwönitz
Official blazon
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The arms are used since 1897 and are based on the founding of the Cistercian monastery Grünhain. The monastery was founded by monks from the Sittichenbach monastery in Mansfeldischen. Sittich means parrot, hence the parrot in the arms.

Seal of Zwönitz

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Zwönitz

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

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Literature: Bensing et al., 1984; Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums