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KREFELD

State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
Urban District (Kreisfreie Stadt) : Krefeld
Additions : 1901 Linn; 1907 Bockum, Oppum, Verberg; 1929 Benrad, Fischeln, Forstwald, Gellep, Hülserberg, Stratum, Traar, Uerdingen (1927 Hohenbudberg); 1975 Hüls (1936 Orbroich)

Wappen von Krefeld

Official blazon

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Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on July 3rd, 1950.

The arms are a combination of the old arms of Krefeld (see below) en Uerdingen (see there). The historical arms of Krefeld show the patron saint, St. Dionysius, with in front of him the arms of Moers. Krefeld was in the territory of the counts of Moers. The arms are known since the 14th century.


After the merger in 1930, the new city adopted arms in 1931 with the old arms of Krefeld and Uerdingen combined per fess (=horizontally). In 1950 this was replaced by the combination per pale.

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The arms from 1931

On January 22, 1938 the city received new arms, in which the saint was replaced by the small shield of Moers. These arms have been used until 1945, but it took until 1950 when thenew arms were granted.

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The arms from 1938-1945 (1950)
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Seal from around 1900-1920
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Seal from around 1900-1920
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Seal from around 1900-1920
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The arms in the Continentale Verlags-Anstalt album, +/- 1910
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The arms in the Abdulla album, 1928
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The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Arms of Krefeld

The arms in the Abadie albums
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The arms on a 1960s matchox label
Arms of Krefeld

The arms on a 1960s postcard
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Emergency money 1919
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Municipal stationery, 1960s

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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums, from 1920s; Nagel, R. : Rheinisches Wappenbuch, Köln, 1986.