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Compilation of emblems, city arms, coat of arms, crests and emblems in Austria, Germany and Italy

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And now some history: At the left side the great emblem (Große Wappen) and on the right side the minor emblem (Kleine Wappen) of Nuremberg. The left one is generally used by administrative bodies whereas the minor one is used … Continue reading → Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Nuremberg Germany, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany And Italy, Coat Of Arms, Bavaria, Cool Places To Visit

The coats of arms of Nuremberg

And now some history: At the left side the great emblem (Große Wappen) and on the right side the minor emblem (Kleine Wappen) of Nuremberg. The left one is generally used by administrative bodies whereas the minor one is used by some companies too.

Coats of arms of the kingdom of Bavaria introduced in 1835 Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany And Italy, Old Building, Coat Of Arms, Bavaria, Castle

Coats of arms of the kingdom of Bavaria (1835)

This coat of arms, seen at an old building in Schwangau, displays the coat of arms of the kingdom of Bavaria introduced in 1835. The date above the crown has to be read as 1844. In former times the 4 had been written as half 8. The coat of arms consists of five elements: The…

The city arms (Stadtwappen) of Knittelfeld display three white staves in a red field. The German term for a stave is Knüttel, which could be the origin for the name Knittelfeld. The depicted coat of arms one can find at … Continue reading → Vienna Woods, Germany And Italy, Coat Of Arms, Austria, City, Family Crest

City arms of Knittelfeld

The city arms (Stadtwappen) of Knittelfeld display three white staves in a red field. The German term for a stave is Knüttel, which could be the origin for the name Knittelfeld. The depicted coat of arms one can find at the Lutherstiege, an old staircase at the former town walls of the city. Sources /…

On my walk to an industrial heritage site next to Kindberg, I came across the city arms of Kindberg depicted in a not official town sign at the city boundary. The pic displays the inverted side of the city arms. Vienna Woods, Germany And Italy, Heritage Site, Coat Of Arms, Austria, City, Family Crest

Coat of arms of Kindberg

On my walk to an industrial heritage site next to Kindberg, I came across the city arms of Kindberg depicted in a not official town sign at the city boundary. The pic displays the inverted side of the city arms. The meaning refers to a legend that after a flood a missed child was found…

Coat of arms of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Germany And Italy, Coat Of Arms, World War Ii, Symbols, World War Two, Family Crest, Icons

Coat of arms of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

The federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern was formed through the merger of the historic regions of Mecklenburg and Vorpommern after World War II. The both bull’s heads refer to Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the griffin is a symbol for Pomerania (Pommern), the eagle of Brandenburg refers to the Uckermark, which is divided between Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Brandenburg today.…

On my urban walk through Kindberg, I came across the coat of arms of Roßdorf. This is a place near Darmstadt in Germany. I love the dreamy moon in these city arms. Why is this coat of arms displayed in … Continue reading → Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany And Italy, Coat Of Arms, Bavaria, City, Brandenburg

Coat of arms of Roßdorf in Kindberg

On my urban walk through Kindberg, I came across the coat of arms of Roßdorf. This is a place near Darmstadt in Germany. I love the dreamy moon in these city arms. Why is this coat of arms displayed in Kindberg? The simple answer is: Kindberg and Roßdorf are twinned. Sources / More info Kindberg…

The town coat of arms of Dornbirn displays a pear tree. The symbol of a pear tree refers to the -birn in the city name as the German term Birne stands for the fruit of a pear tree. Germany And Italy, Austria Travel, Coat Of Arms, Alps, Bucket, Family Crest, Buckets, Aquarius

Coat of arms of Dornbirn

The town coat of arms of Dornbirn displays a pear tree. The symbol of a pear tree refers to the -birn in the city name as the German term Birne stands for the fruit of a pear tree. In marked contrast to this interpretation the name Dornbirn origins from torrin puirron, how the place was…

This heraldic achievement is located at the former seat of the Swedish garrison commandant in Stralsund. It refers to the era when Stralsund was part of Swedish Pomerania. The coat of arms of Stralsund depicted in the blue field is … Continue reading → Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany And Italy, Coat Of Arms, Bavaria, Sweden, Ireland

Commandantenhus | A memory of the Swedisch era in Stralsund

A historically interested traveller tells about the Commandantenhus in Stralsund. This once formed the seat of the Swedish commander.

Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor - Wikipedia Coat of arms of Ferdinand I as King of the Romans, Hofburg palace, Vienna François Ii, Charles Quint, Holy Roman Empire, Roman Emperor, Museum, Family Crest, Kaiser, Crests, Ferdinand

Coat of arms at the Hofburg in Vienna

Coat of arms at the inner castle square (Innere Burghof) of the Hofburg Palace in Vienna. The board, dating back to the period of Ferdinand I, is placed at the northern wall of the Swiss Wing. [German] Sources / More info Hofburg Palace (Wikipedia) Ferdinand I (Wikipedia)

The colourful emblem of Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg Hieronymus von Colloredo seen at a building in the Styrian market town Haus. Hieronymus von Colloredo (Wikipedia) Disclosure: This trip was supported by Hotels Österreich and Panoramahotel Gürtl Germany And Italy, Coat Of Arms, Architecture Details, Austria, Sundial, House, Family Crest

Coat of arms of Hieronymus von Colloredo

The colourful emblem of Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg Hieronymus von Colloredo seen at a building in the Styrian market town Haus. Hieronymus von Colloredo (Wikipedia) Disclosure: This trip was supported by 50plus Hotels Österreich and Panoramahotel Gürtl

The emblem of Cividale del Friuli shown at a building near the centre of the city. At this place I was especially impressed by the lovely design of the windows. Germany And Italy, Coat Of Arms, Boats, Floral Wreath, Sea, Pictures, Italia, Travel, Photos

Coat of arms of Cividale del Friuli

The emblem of Cividale del Friuli shown at a building near the centre of the city. At this place I was especially impressed by the lovely design of the windows.

The emblem of Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut, seen at an old building in the centre of the place. It was awarded by Holy Roman Emperor Maximillian II in The emblem shows a flat-bottomed boat named Zille, which was not only a … Continue reading → Germany And Italy, Roman Emperor, Emblem, Old Building, Crests, Coat Of Arms, Austria, Princess Zelda, Fictional Characters

Coat of arms of Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut

The emblem of Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut, seen at an old building in the centre of the place. It was awarded by Holy Roman Emperor Maximillian II in 1567. The emblem shows a flat-bottomed boat named Zille, which was not only a traditional boat type of this region but also an important means of transport for people…

The emblem of Bad Aussee is showing two vats for transporting salt (German: ‘Kufen’) and a char (German: ‘Saibling’). The vats refer to the salt production in Bad Aussee. The char is a tasty food fish which is featured by the … Continue reading → Germany And Italy, Emblem, Coat Of Arms, Bad, Austria, City, Places, Pictures, Vacation

Coat of arms of Bad Aussee

The emblem of Bad Aussee is showing two vats for transporting salt (German: ‘Kufen’) and a char (German: ‘Saibling’). The vats refer to the salt production in Bad Aussee. The char is a tasty food fish which got even featured by the Austrian ‘Genussregion Ausseerland Seesaibling’. Genussregion Ausseerland Seesaibling (Website) Bad Aussee (Wikipedia)

Emblem at industrial hall in Retz, Austria Germany And Italy, Coat Of Arms, Austria, Industrial, Family Crest

Coat of arms at a hall in Retz

Impressive emblem seen at an industrial hall near the railway station of Retz. Well, can you read the ‘deleted’ text below the emblem? It is written ‘K.u.K. Hoflieferant’ which indicates this factory was a purveyor of the imperial court before 1918.

On my way from the railway station to the centre of Regensburg I discovered the emblem of the city at an oriel window: Two white keys in a red field. Regensburg Germany, Germany And Italy, Beautiful Lines, Beautiful Architecture, Coat Of Arms, Places Ive Been, Keys, Windows, Balconies

Coat of arms of Regensburg

On my way from the railway station to the centre of Regensburg I discovered the emblem of the city at an oriel window: Two white keys in a red field.

Another way to depict an emblem: A mosaic, seen at a bridge in Merano, Italy. It shows the emblem of the Habsburg family. Germany And Italy, Trieste, Family Crest, Coat Of Arms, Mosaic, History, Bridge, Genealogy, Empire

Emblem of the Habsburgs in Merano

The emblem of the Habsburgs designed as a colourful mosaic seen at a bridge in Merano.

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