Oldenburg (Oldenburg)

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OLDENBURG

State : Niedersachsen
Urban district (Kreisfreie Stadt) : Oldenburg
Additions : 1922 Osternburg; 1924 Eversten; 1933 Ohmstede

Wappen von Oldenburg (Oldenburg)

Official blazon

In Gold eine rote Zinnenmauer bekrönt von drei goldbeknauften blau bedachten Spitztürmen, der mittlere breiter und höher; im blau umrandeten schwarzen Tor ein gelehnter goldener Schild mit zwei roten Balken.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially adopted in 1927.

Oldenburg was the seat of the counts of the same name, and received city rights in the 13th century. The oldest seal dates from the 13th century and is known since 1307. The seal shows only a castle. In the late 14th century, the patron saint, St. Lawrence is shown in the gate, with the arms of the counts of Oldenburg on each side. From the 16th century onwards the patron saint was removed and only the, simplified, arms of the counts are seen in the gate.

Seal of Oldenburg (Oldenburg)

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Oldenburg (Oldenburg)

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Wappen von Oldenburg (Oldenburg)

The arms in the Abdulla album, 1928
Wappen von Oldenburg (Oldenburg)

The arms on a 1960s matchox label


Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes. Niedersachsen.jpg