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State : Schleswig-Holstein
District (Kreis) : Segeberg
Amt : Amt Bornhöved

Wappen von Bornhöved/Arms (crest) of Bornhöved
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German In Blau der freischwebende holsteinische Wappenschild (in Rot ein silbernes Nesselblatt), auf dessen oberem Rand ein schwarzes flaches Gefäß (Quelleneinfassung) steht, aus dem nach rechts und links je drei lange Wellenlinien sich an beiden Seiten des Nesselblatts herunterziehen. Über der Quelle ein schwebendes goldgelocktes Menschenhaupt.
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The arms were officially granted on May 15, 1948.

Bornhöved was an important meeting point for the nobility of Holstein in the 14th century and probably received some form of town or city rights in the 15th century. The only historical seal of Bornhöved dates from the 15th century and shows a head with a fountain. These symbols are canting, the name is derived from Born=spring and Höved=head. Below the fountain were the arms of the Counts of Holstein. This composition was finally granted as official arms in 1948.

Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.

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