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State : Sachsen
District (Kreis) : Mittelsachsen (until 2008 Freiberg)
Additions : 1925 Mortelgrund; 1950 Pilsdorf, Ullersdorf; 1994 Friedebach

Wappen von Sayda/Arms (crest) of Sayda
Official blazon
German In Gold ein rot-grün geteilter Löwe


The arms have been used by the city since 1646. The city currently uses the arms also with a crest with the lion.

The arms are based on the arms of the Von Schönberg family, who had granted the city rights in 1336. There is a legend on the origin of the bi-coloured lion: When one of the members who was on a crusade in the Holy Land, was hunting in a marshy area. During the hunt he was attacked by a lion, which he managed to scare off through the marsh. He followed and finally killed the lion. he then saw that the lower half of the lion was covered with water plants and thus looked green. He then based his family arms on this event.

Wappen von Sayda/Coat of arms (crest) of Sayda

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

The arms on a postcard
Wappen von Sayda/Coat of arms (crest) of Sayda

Postal cancellation 1976
Wappen von Sayda/Coat of arms (crest) of Sayda

The arms in the town (with Meziboří,
Sogliano al Rubicone and Strenči)
Image by Ralf Fischer, 2019

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Literature: Bensing et al; 1984