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State : Oberösterreich
District : Wels

Wappen von Wels
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The arms were granted on December 11, 1963

The arms are based on the oldest seals of the city. The oldest seal dates from 1295 and already shows a gate for the city, and the small arms of Austria. The base already showed the waves for the Traun river, but a later seal, from the 16th century showed the castle on a mountain. In the late 18th century the small shield was replaced by the Imperial Eagle of the Emperors. In the early 20th century the old arms were restored.

Coat of arms (crest) of Wels

The arms in a 16th century manuscript

Seal of the city from around 1900

Seal of the city from around 1900
Wappen von Wels

The arms in the Coffee Hag album +/- 1932
Wappen von Wels

The arms in the Abadie albums

Literature : Baumert, H.E. : Oberösterreichische Gemeindewappen, Linz, 1996.

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