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State : Niedersachsen
District (Kreis) : Cuxhaven (until 1977 Land Hadeln)
Samtgemeinde : Samtgemeinde Hadeln

Wappen von Otterndorf/Arms (crest) of Otterndorf
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The arms were granted in 1948.

Otterndorf received city rights around 1400 from Duke Erich of Sachsen-Lauenburg. The oldest seals date from the same time and already show the combination of the arms of <a href=sachsen|Sachsen]] and a canting otter. The composition has not changed since, although the otter has also often been placed in the right half of the shield, see below.

Wappen von Otterndorf/Coat of arms (crest) of Otterndorf

The arms as shown in 1891
Wappen von Otterndorf/Coat of arms (crest) of Otterndorf

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

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Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Ahrens, 1891