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From Ralf Hartemink's
site: Gifhorn - Additions : 1974 Gamsen, Kästorf, Neubokel, Wilsche,
Origin/Meaning: Gifhorn received town and market rights in 1275 from Johann, Duke of Braunschweig-Lüneburg. Since the late 14th century the city used its own seals. All seals show the lion of the Welfen dynasty, to which the Dukes of Braunschweig belonged, as well as a canting horn. The colours are known since the 18th century and have not changed since.
Literature : Stadler, K. : Deutsche Wappen - Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Angelsachsen Verlag, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.