Greiz (kreis)

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State : Thüringen
Additions : 1993 Gera-Land, Zeulenroda

Wappen von Greiz (kreis)

Official blazon

  • (de) Über einem schwarz-golden geteilten und mit einem gebogenen, schrägrechten grünen Rautenkranz belegten Schildfuß von Schwarz und Silber geteilt; vom ein aufrechter goldener, rotgekrönter und -bewehrter Löwe; hinten ein goldener Kranich.


The arms were granted on June 19, 1997.

The golden lion and the crane are derived from the arms of the Lords of Reuss, who ruled the largest part of the district for many centuries. A small part of the district belonged to one of the Duchies of Sachsen, hence the base of the shield, which shows a simplified version of the arms of Sachsen.

Wappen von Greiz (kreis)

From 1991-1997 the district use dthe arms above, which were never officially granted. The elements are the same as described above.

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Literature : Ulle, 1993, 1998