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State : Schleswig-Holstein
District (Kreis) : Nordfriesland (until 1974 Südtondern)
Incorporated into : 2009 Sylt

Wappen von Westerland/Arms (crest) of Westerland
Official blazon
German In Silber über blau-silbernen Wellen ein roter Leuchtturm mit goldener Laterne, von dem nach rechts und links drei rote, goldschimmernde Strahlenbündel ausgehen. Das Mauerwerk unterhalb der Laterne ist belegt mit einem geteilten Schild: oben Silber ohne Bild, unten Blau, darin ein silberner Hering.
English blazon wanted


Westerland received city rights in 1905 and the arms were granted on February 27, 1907.

The lighthouse is the symbol of the city, and also a symbol for the importance of shipping for the city. The waves symbolise the North Sea. The small shield shows the old 18th century arms of the island of Sylt, on which the city is situated. The seal showed a divided shield with a blank upper half and a herring in the lower half. The herring, Sild, is a canting symbol for the island.

Seal of Westerland

Seal from around 1900
Seal of Westerland

Seal from around 1900
Coat of arms (crest) of Westerland

The arms on a postcard +/- 1910
Wappen von Westerland/Coat of arms (crest) of Westerland

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

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Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s