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Donnerstag, 27 April 2017
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The creation of the district of Ostholstein

In 1970, the district of Ostholstein was created by merging the former districts Oldenburg in Holstein and Eutin. The territory of the former district Oldenburg in Holstein historically belonged to the duchy Holstein, while the territory of Eutin belonged to the prince-bishopric Lübeck.

The coat of arms, which was introduced for the newly formed district in 1971, harmoniously combines the tower of the former coat of arms of Oldenburg and the crosspattée with mitre (a bishop’s hat) and fluttering ribbons of the former coat of arms of Eutin. Thereby, it constitutes a common symbol of two areas which a rose from a different history.