Prüm

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PRÜM

State : Rheinland-Pfalz
District (Kreis) : Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm (until 1969 Prüm)
Verbandsgemeinde : Verbandsgemeinde Prüm
Additions : 1972 Niederprüm

Wappen von Prüm

Official blazon

(de)

Origin/meaning

Prüm was the village near the powerful Imperial Abbey of Prüm. Even though the town was prosperous, it did not receive city rights until 1856. The lamb is the arms of the Abbey and is used by the city since the beginning of the 20th century. Since the 18th century the city used the lamb, with its front paw on a bible. The oldest seals of the city, however, showed a shield with a bar, on which was placed a small rose, with above the bar the lamb, and below some flowers. These seals all date from the late 16th or early 17th century.

Seal of Prüm

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Prüm

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925


Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Kaffee Hag albums 1920s.