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Wittenberge

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WITTENBERGE

State : Brandenburg
District (Kreis) : Prignitz
Additions : 1957 Lütjenheide, Schadebeuster, Zwischendeich; 1962 Lindenberg 1971 Garsedow, Hinzdorf; 1997 Bentwisch

Wappen von Wittenberge/Arms (crest) of Wittenberge
Official blazon
German

Origin/meaning

When Wittenberge received city rights is not known, but the city was mentioned as such in 1264. The arms are likely based on older seals, but the oldest known seal dates from 1633. The arms show the city with the eagle of Brandenburg, as the city was a possession of Brandenburg since around 1300. Between 1892 and 1927, when the present arms were adopted, there was a goose on the middle tower. This goose was taken from the arms of the Lords of Putlitz, who founded the castle in 1200, around which the city developed.

Seal of Wittenberge

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

Seal from around 1930
Wappen von Wittenberge/Coat of arms (crest) of Wittenberge

Local emergency money from 1921
Wappen von Wittenberge/Coat of arms (crest) of Wittenberge

The arms in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1915
Wappen von Wittenberge/Coat of arms (crest) of Wittenberge

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

The arms in the Abadie albums





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Literature: Lexicon Städte uns Wappen der DDR; Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums