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State : Niedersachsen
District (Kreis) : Heidekreis (1982-2011 Soltau-Fallingbostel (until 1982 Fallingbostel))
Additions : 1929 Vorbrück, Vorwalsrode; 1974 Altenboitzen, Benzen, Bockhorn, Düshorn, Ebbingen, Fulde, Groß Eilstorf, Hamwiede, Hollige, Honerdingen, Hünzingen, Idsingen, Kirchboitzen, Klein Eilstorf, Krelingen, Nordkampen, Schneeheide, Sieverdingen, Stellichte, Südkampen, Vethem, Westenholz; 2020 Bomlitz

Wappen von Walsrode/Coat of arms (crest) of Walsrode
Official blazon
  • (2020) In Gold über blauem Welllenbalken in Form des Buchstaben "W" auf roter Quadermauer eine rote romanische Kirche mit zwei Rundtürmen in Seitenansicht, auf dem Giebel eine rote Wetterfahne; im Schildfuß ein schwarzes vierspeichiges Mühlrad.
English blazon wanted


The new arms were adoped in May 2020.

The arms show the church from the old arms of Walsrode, with the colours and the wavy bar from the arms of Bomlitz. The new element, the water mill wheel, is taken from the arms of the important merrchant family Wolff, and also refers to the many (former) watermills in the area.

The previous arms:

Wappen von Walsrode/Arms (crest) of Walsrode

The previous arms are based on the oldest seal of the city, which dates from the time of the granting of the city rights in 1383. The seal showed the local monastery of St. John, founded in 986. The seal was used for several centuries. In the 19th century the present arms were based on the seal, but the image of the church differs markedly from the original seal. In the late 19th century it was also stated that the building was the local city hall. The colours were used since the middle of the 20th century.

Seal of Walsrode

Seal from around 1900
Seal of Walsrode

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Walsrode/Coat of arms (crest) of Walsrode

The arms as shown in 1891
Wappen von Walsrode/Coat of arms (crest) of Walsrode

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Wappen von Walsrode/Coat of arms (crest) of Walsrode

Municipal stationery, 1960s

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Literature: Stadler,1964-1971, 8 volumes; Ahrens, 1891