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 (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…
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 /…
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
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.…
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…
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…
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.
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)
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
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…
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’. Bad Aussee (Wikipedia)
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.
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.