The arms were officially granted on November 11, 2012, but have been in use for much longer time.
The arms show a claw of a griffin. The griffin was used as their symbol by the Counts of Pommerania, who ruled the town for many centuries. The claw already appeared on the 14th century seals of the city.
The municipal stamp shown in 1892
Seal from around 1936
The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
The arms used in the 1960s
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Literature: Image obtained from Laszlo Szirtes, Hungary; background obtained from Rüdiger Tonscheidt, Germany