Coat of arms and logo of the administrative district of North-West Mecklenburg

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Our coat of arms - newly ours since 19 April 2012

Our coat of arms since 19 April 2012
Our coat of arms since 19 April 2012

"Split; at the front, on a gold background, a bull's black gold-crowned head in half-view, looking towards the viewer, with an open red mouth, silver teeth, a protruding red tongue, the fur on his neck forming spikes, and with silver horns; at the back, in a field of silver and red divided into three parts, a shepherd's crook in alternating colours" - that is the description in the formal document accompanying the new coat of arms for the administrative district of North-West Mecklenburg.

On 15 February 2012 in the Grevesmühlen Malt Factory, this was formally handed over by Interior Minister, Lorenz Caffier, to the administrative head of the district, Birgit Hesse. The designer of the coat of arms is Manfred Gerth from Ribnitz-Damgarten.

On 19 April 2012, the district assembly (Kreistag) adopted a corresponding amendment to the main articles of association, with regard to the coat of arms. Outside the district's administrative operations, the coat of arms may only be used subject to consent. To obtain it, an application must be sent to the administrative head of the district, as chair of the district committee. This organisational unit then decides about its use.

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Our logo - three stars for North-West Mecklenburg

Logo of the administrative district of North-West Mecklenburg
Logo of the administrative district of North-West Mecklenburg

Three sails spell out the typeface of North-West Mecklenburg. The sails symbolise the location on the shores of the Baltic Sea. The right curved edge describes the sail that is taking up the wind, the direction pointing towards the right symbolises positive dynamism.

At the same time, the three seals can be compared to a crown, describing what is special about our administrative district. These three sails signify: "three stars for North-West Mecklenburg". The colours of the sails were chosen to be blue, yellow and red - Mecklenburg's three colours - because the cradle of Mecklenburg as a whole, Mecklenburg village, is located in the region of North-West Mecklenburg. Blue and yellow also reflect the colours of the coat of arms that the former administrative district of North-West Mecklenburg had, while red symbolises Wismar, a Hanseatic Town and now this district's administrative seat. In combination, they form the colours of the new administrative district, now gathering greater speed under its three sails.


The inscription "Landkreis Nordwestmecklenburg" provides a firm foundation for the sails. At the same time, it symbolises the body of the ship bearing the sails. The light-blue wave lends emphasis to this administrative district's overriding point of reference - its Baltic Sea location. The way that it is presented, with frills and a "chuckle", conveys friendliness, lightness, authenticity and naturalness - all of these are core characteristics of our district.

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