Fürstenau (Vechelde)

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State : Niedersachsen
District (Kreis) : Peine (until 1974 Braunschweig)
Samtgemeinde : Samtgemeinde Vechelde
Incorporated into: 1974 Vechelde

Wappen von Fürstenau (Vechelde)/Arms (crest) of Fürstenau (Vechelde)
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The arms were officially adopted on April 26, 1986.

The arms show the so-called Nesselblatt ('nettle leaf') of Holstein and a hazel leaf.

The hazel leaf refers to the old village of Haslere, which was first mentioned in 1314 and was abandoned in 1481, except for a large farm, the Hasselhof. The (then called) Haselhof was acquired in 1716 by Duchess Elisabeth Sophie Marie von Holstein-Norburg, married to Duke August Wilhelm of Braunschweig. She built a castle on the estate as well as a small village, which she named Fürstenau in 1719. The nettle-leaf is the arms of the Dukes of Holstein and thus refers to Duchess Elisabeth.

Literature: Rabbow, 2003

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