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Wappen von Rinteln/Arms (crest) of Rinteln

Country : Germany

State : Niedersachsen

District (Kreis) : Schaumburg

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  • 1974 Ahe
  • 1974 Deckbergen
  • 1974 Engern
  • 1974 Exten
  • 1974 Friedrichswald
  • 1974 Goldbeck
  • 1974 Hohenrode
  • 1974 Kohlenstädt
  • 1974 Krankenhagen
  • 1974 Möllenbeck
  • 1974 Schaumburg
    • 1929 Ostendorf
    • 1929 Rosenthal
  • 1974 Steinbergen
  • 1974 Strücken
  • 1974 Uchtdorf
  • 1974 , Todenmann
  • 1974 Volksen
  • 1974 Wennenkamp
  • 1974 Westendorf

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Official blazon
German Über einem blau-silbernen Fluss im Schildfuß eine dreitürmige silberne Burg im roten Felde, im Tor auf Rot ein silbernes Nesselblatt.
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The arms were officially granted in 1939.

Rinteln received city rights in 1239 from Count Adolf IV of Schaumburg-Holstein. The oldest seal dates from the second half of the 13th century and shows the arms of the Counts of Schaumburg-Holstein, the Nesselblatt, or nettle-leaf. Later seals show already the above combination with the Nesselblatt in a gate above waves, the latter symbolising the Weser river. Although all seals show the same composition, the size and shape of the different elements has changed often during the centuries.

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

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