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Wappen der Welt
Civic heraldry of Germany
State : Niedersachsen
District (Kreis) : Stade
Additions : 1931 Altkloster; 1972 Daensen, Dammhausen, Eilendorf, Hedendorf, Heimbruch, Immenbeck, Ketzendorf, Neukloster, Ottensen, Ovelgönne, Pippensen
Buxtehüde was founded around 1280 by Giselbert Archbishop of Bremen, and the oldest seal is known since 1304. The seal already showed the two crossed keys, symbol of St. Peter, patron saint of Bremen. The small cross is derived from the arms of the diocese of Verden, to which the city belonged.
In the 17th century the city used a helmet, with as a crest two buffalo horns with the cross of Verden in between.
The arms as shown in 1891
The municipal stamp shown in 1892
Seal from around 1900
Emergency money from the 1920s
The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Ahrens, 1891