Haltern am See

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State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
District (Kreis) : Recklinghausen
Additions: 1974 Flaesheim; 1975 Amt Haltern, Amt Marl (partly), Hamm

Wappen von Haltern am See/Arms (crest) of Haltern am See
Official blazon
German In Blau ein stilisiertes silbernes Halfter mit goldener Schnalle


The arms were officially granted in 1939.

The arms show a halter as a canting symbol. Haltern received city rights around 1300 and the oldest seal dates from the same time. The seal showed the patron saint of Münster, St. Paul, in a Gothic arch. Halter at the time belonged to Münster. Since the late 15th the halter appears as canting arms. In a seal from 1486 the arms are shown with St. Sixtus as a supporter. The H. Pope Sixtus is the patron saint of the local church. All later seals and images show the halter as arms of the city.

Coat of arms (crest) of Haltern am See

The arms on a 1624 coin
Seal of Haltern am See

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Haltern am See/Coat of arms (crest) of Haltern am See

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

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Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s