Country : Germany
State : Niedersachsen
District (Kreis) : Schaumburg
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|German||Über einem blau-silbernen Fluss im Schildfuß eine dreitürmige silberne Burg im roten Felde, im Tor auf Rot ein silbernes Nesselblatt.|
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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