Velbert

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VELBERT

State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
District (Kreis) : Mettmann
Additions : 1974 Langenberg (Rheinland), Neviges

Wappen von Velbert/Arms of Velbert
Official blazon
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Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on June 21, 1976.

After the merger with the two other towns, the present arms were designed. The arms show the key of the old arms of Velbert, an oak leaf for Langenberg and the chevrons of the counts of Hardenberg for Neviges. Red and silver were the main colours in the three former arms.


Wappen von Velbert/Arms of Velbert

The previous arms were granted in 1882 and show the lion of the counts, later dukes, of Berg, who owned the area, holding two keys. The keys represent the typical lock making in the town (see also the county arms), which was characteristic already in the 16th century.


Wappen von Velbert

Seal of the city from around 1900
Wappen von Velbert

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

The arms in the Abadie albums
Wappen von Velbert

The arms on a matchbox label

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Literature: Stadler, K. : Deutsche Wappen - Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Angelsachsen Verlag, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Nagel, R. : Rheinisches Wappenbuch, Köln, 1986; Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums