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State : Hamburg
Additions : 1927 Harburg, Wilhelmsburg
Incorporated into : 1937 Hamburg

Arms (crest) of Harburg-Wilhelmsburg

Official blazon


The arms for the new city were adopted in 1931. The arms are based on the medieval seals of Harburg, which already showed a city gate with a lion. The lion is the lion of the Welfen dynasty, who ruled both towns in medieval times. The two fleur-de-lis are derived from the arms of Countess von Wilhelmsburg Eleonore d'Olbreuse, wife of Duke Georg Wilhelm of Celle (1665-1705, from the Welfen dynasty).

Literature : Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s; background from Carsten Möller (http://www.fremo.org)


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