Country : Germany
State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
District (Kreis) : Städteregion Aachen
|German||In Silber ein zwiegeschwänzter golden bewehrter roter Löwe.|
|English||Argent, a lion double-tailed rampant gules, armed and langued Or.|
The arms show the lion of the Counts (later Dukes) of Limburg, who granted the city rights in the 2nd half of the 13th century. The first seal from around 1280 already shows the lion, as do all later seals of the city. In 1919 and 1973 the arms were confirmed, but without the crown of the arms of Limburg.
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