Manhole cover in Leipzig

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Manhole cover in Leipzig, Germany

The manhole covers in Leipzig display the local city arms. The lion represents the Margraviate of Meissen (Markgrafschaft Meissen) and the pales called the Landsberg Pales (Landsberger Pfähle) represent the Margraviate of Landsberg (Markgrafschaft Landsberg).

The coat of arms of Dresden is similar but whereas the Leipzig city arms are using blue pales, the Dresden ones have black pales.

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