Grevenbroich

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GREVENBROICH

State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
District (Kreis) : Rhein-Kreis Neuss (until 1974 Grevenbroich)
Additions : 1974 Frimmersdorf, Gustorf, Hemmerden, Kapellen, Neukirchen, Wevelinghoven

Wappen von Grevenbroich / Arms of Grevenbroich
Official blazon
German

In Rot eine stilisierte schwarzgefugte silberne Burg mit ausgestellten Mauersockeln aus Wehrturm mit vorkragendem Zinnendach, rechts daran angesetztem Überzimmer, offenem Rundportal mit zwei darüberliegenden Schießscharten und linksseitig angesetzter ebensolcher Zinnenmauer mit einer Schießscharte, rechts beseitet mit einem goldenen Schild, darin ein rotbewehrter und -bezungter schwarzer Löwe, den Schildrand berührend.

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Origin/meaning

The arms were granted in the last century and re-granted on February 9, 1976.

The arms are canting. The local castle became in 1305 a possession of the counts of Jülich. A castle is in the local dialect a Bruche, the castle of the counts thus Gräfen-Bruche. The arms show the castle and the arms of the counts of Jülich. The oldest known seal, which dates from 1308 and which probably was made in 1305, shows already a castle and the lion. Until the 16th century the seals and arms showed the same combination, but the size and placement of the small arms varied. In the 16th century the arms were divided with the lion in the right half and half a castle in the left part. In the 19th century the old composition was restored.

Siegel von Grevenbroich

The municipal stamp shown in 1892
Wappen von Grevenbroich

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

Municipal stationery, 1960s

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Literature : Stadler, K. : Deutsche Wappen - Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Angelsachsen Verlag, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Nagel, R. : Rheinisches Wappenbuch, Köln, 1986; Kaffee Hag albums 1920s.