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Civic heraldry of Austria - Österreichische Gemeindewappen
The arms were officially granted in 1922.
Burgenland was created in 1918 from the German-speaking areas of former Hungarian territories. In 1919 it was transferred from Hungary to Austria.
The arms were created in 1922. The arms are a combination of the arms of the two most powerful families in the area in medieval times. The eagle with crosses is derived from the arms of the Counts of Mattersdorf-Forchtenstein, the breast shield from the arms of the Counts of Güssing-Bernstein.
Literature : Gall, 1996