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Town Coat of Arms



Excerpt from the Hanseatic Town of Wismar's statutory law


Based upon § 5 par. 2 of the of the Local Constitution for the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Pomerania (Kommunalverfassung für das Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, abbreviated KV M-V) dated February 18th 1994 (GVOBl. M-V 1994 p. 249) the Bürgerschaft (legislative assembly) of the Hanseatic Town of Wismar passed the following statute on August 25th 1994:

§ 1 Name, Coat of Arms, Colours, Flag and Official Seal

The coat of arms of Wismar bears the title 'Hansestadt' ('Hanseatic Town') in front of its name 'Wismar'.

The Coat of Arms of the Hanseatic Town of Wismar carries the following; on a field argent per fess wavy abaisse azure containing three silver fishes, the righthand fish facing left, the remaining two facing right; upon which floats a red cog, sailing from left to right, with two silver stripes parallel to the deck line, a rudder with golden fittings, a golden bowsprit, on its bow a seagull facing to the right, looking back over the cog; with a mast topped by a gold cross formée, flying (to the right) a flag of four barry argent and gules with a golden crow's nest and a golden shield carrying a black bull's head and neck with silver horns, a golden crown, mouth open with an extended red tongue, facing frontally, its neck indented with seven points.



The former coat of arms of Wismar – per pale, the left panel or (i.e. gold), containing half of a black bull's head and neck with silver horns, a golden crown, mouth open with an extended red tongue, facing frontally; the right panel a barry of four argent and gules – may also be used as the coat of arms (or seal).


The colour of the flag of the Hanseatic Town of Wismar are white and red.

The flag of the Hanseatic Town of Wismar bears the town colours alternating in six equally sized fesses, beginning with white at the top.







The Hanseatic Town of Wismar has an official seal that carries the coat of arms and the circumscription 'HANSESTADT WISMAR'.

The use of the coat of arms and / or the official seal by third parties requires the express permission of the mayor(ess).