The municipality of Schlangen received its arms in 1950 and continued the use after the incorporation of other municipalities in 1970. The snake (Schlange) is a canting symbol. The municipality is situated in the former territory of Lippe, thus the rose of Lippe can be seen in the lower part of the arms. The oak leaves symbolise the large forests in the area.
Postal cancellation 1990
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