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Wappen von Kassel/Arms (crest) of Kassel

Country : Germany

State : Hessen

District (Kreis) :
Free urban district (Kreisfreie Stadt)

  • 1899 Wehlheiden
  • 1906 Bettenhausen
  • 1906 Kirchditmold
  • 1906 Rothenditmold
  • 1906 Wahlershausen
  • 1936 Harleshausen
  • 1936 Niederzwehren
  • 1936 Nordshausen
  • 1936 Oberzwehren
  • 1936 Wolfsanger
  • 1936 Waldau
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Official blazon
German Im blauen Schild ein silberner Schrägbalken, begleitet oben von sechs, unten von sieben schräggestellten silbernen Kleeblättern.
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The arms were granted again in 1936, when the number of trefoils was set on 13. The arms of Kassel with the bar and the trefoils is known since the end of the 15th century. The trefoil appears for the first time on a seal dating from 1243. The seal shows a fortress with a church. On the middle tower of the church a trefoil can be seen. Around 1350 trefoil appear on watermarks of the city and finally in a seal in 1467 as the sole symbol. The origin of the trefoil is still unknown. Kassel became a city around 1225 and the oldest seals show Count Hermann of Thüringen, shown as a knight. There is no sign of a trefoil.

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Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.

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