Hann. Münden

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HANN. MÜNDEN (HANNOVERSCH MÜNDEN)

State : Niedersachsen
District (Kreis) : Göttingen (until 1973 Münden)
Additions : 1974 Bonaforth, Gimte, Hedemünden, Hemeln, Laubach, Lippoldshausen, Mielenhausen, Oberode, Volkmarshausen, Wiershausen

Wappen von Hann. Münden/Arms (crest) of Hann. Münden
Official blazon
German In rotem Schild eine silberne Burg mit breitbedachtem, blaugedecktem und goldbekröntem Mittelturm zwischen zwei spitzbedachten, blaugedeckten Seitentürmen; im Torbogen ein roter Schild, darin ein blaubewehrter goldener Löwe (Welfenlöwe); über dem Tor am Mittelturm ein gotisches schwarzes M.
English blazon wanted

Origin/meaning

The name of the town was previously Münden, Münden an der Werra, Hannoversch Münden or Hannoverisch Münden. The official present name is Hann. Münden, but Hannoversch Münden is also still used.

Hann. Münden received city rights in 1247 from Duke Otto of Braunschweig-Lüneburg. The oldest seal dates from the same time and shows already the same composition as the above arms; several towers and in the gate a shield with the lion of the Dukes of Braunschweig. The composition did not change until the 19th century, although the size and shape of the towers, gate and shield differed widely. In the late 19th century the town's initial was added on the main tower and the middle tower was crowned. The colours are unchanged since the late 19th century.

Wappen von Hann. Münden/Coat of arms (crest) of Hann. Münden

The arms as shown in 1891
Siegel von Hann. Münden

The municipal stamp shown in 1892
Seal of Hann. Münden

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Hann. Münden/Coat of arms (crest) of Hann. Münden

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
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Emergency money from the 1920s
Notgeld von Hann. Münden

Emergency money from the 1920s
Wappen von Hann. Münden/Coat of arms (crest) of Hann. Münden

The arms on a manhole cover





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Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971; Ahrens, 1891