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State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
District (Kreis) : Gütersloh (until 1972 Wiedenbrück)
Amt : Amt Rietberg (until 1970)
Additions : 1970 Bokel, Druffel, Mastholte, Moese, Neuenkirchen, Varensell, Westerwiehe

Wappen von Rietberg/Arms (crest) of Rietberg
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The arms were officially granted on June 28, 1971.

The arms are identical to the arms of the former Amt Rietberg, see there.

Previously the city used the arms below. These arms are based on the oldest known seals of the city, known since 1278. The eagle is derived from the arms of the Counts of Rietberg, as the city was the capital of the County Rietberg.

Coat of arms (crest) of Rietberg

The arms on a 1651 coin
Wappen von Rietberg/Coat of arms (crest) of Rietberg

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

Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.

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