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State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
Urban District (Kreisfreie Stadt) : Oberhausen
Additions : 1910 Alstaden, 1929 Osterfeld, Sterkrade, (1909 Buschhausen; 1917 Holten, Schmachtendorf)

Wappen von Oberhausen

Official blazon



The arms were officially granted on October 21, 1952.

Oberhausen developed from a unimportant village to a large industrial town in the 19th century and became a city in 1874. The arms show the symbols for mining (hammer), trade (caduceus, staff of Mercure) and industry (tools and wheel).

The first arms were granted on February 29, 1888 by King William (I) of Prussia, showing the first quarter in black and white, the Prussian colours (see below).

Seal of Oberhausen

Seal from around 1900
Seal of Oberhausen

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Oberhausen

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

The arms in the Abadie albums
Arms of Oberhausen

The arms in on a manhole cover (2013)

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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.