Coat of arms

Although some chronicles cite 1254 as the year the town was founded, archaeological excavations prove that the town was only founded after 1280. The oldest record of the town's coat of arms comes from a seal from around 1300.

This "talking coat of arms" symbolises the name of the town through the two boars on the one hand and the tree as a symbol for the forest on the other. It was supplemented with the red Ascanian eagle - the coat of arms of the sovereigns.

Following the merger of the towns of Eberswalde and Finow in 1970, the wheel was added to the new coat of arms of the district town of Eberswalde-Finow as a symbol of industrialisation. With the incorporation of Sommerfelde and Tornow in 1993, the name Finow was dropped.

In the same year, on 1 September 1993, the Ministry of the Interior of the State of Brandenburg also approved the new municipal coat of arms. The description reads: "In silver, a leafy green oak tree with golden fruit, in whose crown hovers a golden-armed red eagle covered with golden clover stalks. Facing the trunk on both sides is a black boar boar with golden tusks and back bristles." Since then, the flag of the city of Eberswalde has shown the city coat of arms in the colours black, white and green in the centre field.

Interested visitors can learn interesting facts about the history of the town's coat of arms in the museum in the Adler pharmacy.

Authorisation to use the city coat of arms

The coat of arms of the town of Eberswalde is protected as a municipal emblem and may therefore not be used arbitrarily. Only the town itself is authorised to depict its coat of arms in the official seal, on official documents and on official signs. It alone is authorised to decide on any further use.

The town of Eberswalde regards its coat of arms as a symbol of its own identity in addition to its official use. However, its use requires authorisation. This is granted by the Head of the Mayor's Office of the City of Eberswalde after examination of the written application stating the intended use.

An exception is the depiction of the coat of arms for artistic, craft, heraldic and scientific purposes as well as for the purposes of teaching and civic education. Such use does not require authorisation and is therefore permitted to anyone.