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EBSTORF

State : Niedersachsen
District (Kreis) : Uelzen
Additions : 1972 Altenebstorf
Samtgemeinde : Samtgemeinde Bevensen-Ebstorf (until 2011 Samtgemeinde Altes Amt Ebstorf)

Wappen von Ebstorf

Official blazon

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Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on ??-??-1934.

The arms show St. Mauritius, shown as a knight. St. Mauritius was the patron saint of the local Abbey, founded in 1150 by Volrad of Bolwede. The Abbey played a major role in the development of the town.

The horse on the banner is the horse used by the Kings of Hannover, as the area historically belonged to the Kingdom of Hannover.In the original design the arms showed the saint as a black person, as he was. However, in 1934 a black face was not acceptable in Nazi Germany and Ebstorf thus has the only white-faced St. Mauritius !


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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.