Wetter (Ruhr)

From Heraldry of the World
Jump to navigation Jump to search


State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
District (Kreis) : Ennepe-Ruhr Kreis
Additions : 1970 Amt Volmarstein (partly), Esborn, Volmarstein, Wengern

Wappen von Wetter (Ruhr)/Arms (crest) of Wetter (Ruhr)
Official blazon
  • (1911) In goldenem Schilde ein dreireihig rot-silbern geschachter Balken, darüber ein schwarzes W.
  • (1971) In Gold ein von Rot und Silber in drei Reihen geschachter Balken, darüber eine schwarze Zinne, unterhalb des Balkes ein rotes Dreiblatt mit schwarzem Butzen.
English blazon wanted


The arms were granted in 1971.

The arms show the arms with the bar of the Counts of the Mark. The area belonged historically to the county of Mark. The lower figure is taken from the arms of the Lords of Volmarstein and was part of the arms of Amt Volmarstein.

The upper part show a stylised W, the initial of Wetter. The oldest seals of Wetter date from the late 14th century and show only the arms of the Mark, with St. Pancratius as supporter. St. Pancratius was the patron saint of the town. In the late 19th century the saint was changed to St. Catherine, the patron saint of the chapel of the local castle. The reason of the change is unknown

The previous arms were granted on January 28, 1911 and only show the bar of Mark and the letter W.

Seal of Wetter (Ruhr)

Seal from around 1900 with St. Catherine
Seal of Wetter (Ruhr)

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Wetter (Ruhr)/Coat of arms (crest) of Wetter (Ruhr)

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

This page is part of the
German heraldry portal

Heraldry of the World

German heraldry:

Selected collector's items from Germany:

Contact and Support


Your logo here ?
Contact us

© since 1995, Heraldry of the World, Ralf Hartemink Ralf Hartemink arms.jpg
Index of the site

Literature: Veddeler, 2003; Meyer, 1940