Coat of arms of Saarland

Coat of arms of Saarland
Wappen des Saarlands.svg
BlazonQuarterly: 1st, azure, semé of crosslets argent, a lion rampant of the last crowned Or and langued gules; 2nd, argent, a cross gyronné gules; 3rd, Or, on a bend gules three alerions argent; 4th, sable, a lion rampant Or armed, langued and crowned gules.
Constituent partsThe arms of Saarbrücken (or Nassau-Saarbrücken), Archbishopric of Trier, Electorate of the Palatinate and Lorraine

This article is about the coat of arms of the German state of Saarland.


The coat of arms of Saarland is parted per cross:

  • The first quarter shows the coat of arms of the prince of Nassau-Saarbrücken, a silver lion with golden crown, between nine crosslets argent. The shield is blue. It represents the town district of Saarbrücken and the district of Neunkirchen.
  • The second quarter shows the coat of arms of the prince elector, archbishop of Trier, in Trier. The charge is a red three-dimensional symmetric cross. The arms are advance to the axis. It represents the districts of Merzig-Wadern and St Wendel.
  • The third quarter shows the coat of arms of the duchy of Lorraine and represents the district of Saarlouis. It shows three silver alerions on a red bend, on a yellow field.
  • The fourth quarter, the coat of arms of the prince elector Palatinate, represents the Saarpfalz district, which once was part of the Palatinate. The black shield is charged with a yellow lion rampant, whose claws and tongue are painted in red.

The actual legal base of the use of the coat of arms is:

The state parliament of the Saar has passed the following law, that is herewith promulgated:

The state coat-of-arms (appendix 1) shows in a half-round shield quarterly, from the position of the bearer:
  1. dexter chief: Azure, seme of crosslets Argent, a Lion Argent crowned Or and langued Gules,
  2. sinister chief: Argent, a cross gyronny Gules,
  3. dexter base: Or, on a bend Gules three alerions Argent,
  4. sinister base: Sable, a lion Or crowned, armed and langued Gules. Saarbrücken, 10 December 2001
    — State Government Müller (Prime Minister); Kramp-Karrenbauer (Minister of the Interior and Sports), Saar Law on State Symbols of 7 November 2001 (Saarländisches Hoheitszeichengesetz(SHzG)vom 07.11.2001 (Amtsbl_02,566)geändert Art.1 Abs.3 des Gesetzes Nr.1587 zur organisationsrechtlichen Anpassung und Bereinigung von Landesgesetzen vom 15.02.06 (Amtsbl_06,474)):[1]


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