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State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
District (Kreis) : Solingen
Incorporated inito : 1929 Solingen

Wappen von Ohligs

Official blazon



The arms were granted on August 26, 1896.

The municipality of Merscheid was founded in 1808, received city rights in 1856 and was renamed Ohligs in 1891.

Ohligs developed around the railway lines and a symbol for the railways should thus be included. The original design showed three fields, the winged wheel for the railway, the red lion of the Counts of Berg, who ruled the area for centuries, and some small stars, indicating that the city developed from many different villages and hamlets. In the final design the lion was removed and only the wheel and stars remained.

Wappen von Ohligs

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Ohligs

The arms in the Abadie albums

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Literature : Background : Joachim Beeck, Meerbusch