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Wappen von Aachen/Arms (crest) of Aachen

Country : Germany

State : Nordrhein-Westfalen

District (Kreis) : Free urban district (Kreisfreie Stadt)

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German In Gold ein rot bewehrter und rot bezungter schwarzer Adler.
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The city used in the Middle Ages seals which showed Charlemagne on a throne. The oldest seals date from the 12th century, and the same picture was used until the 16th century. In the 16th century the Imperial eagle appeared as the city's arms.

The arms have not changed through the years, except during the Napoleonic era. From 1811-1817 the arms showed a globe flanked by four eagles. In a chief there were the three bees of a (French) Imperial city.

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Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.

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