Dornstadt

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DORNSTADT

State : Baden-Württemberg
District (Kreis) : Alb-Donau Kreis
Additions : 1971 Bollingen; 1975 Scharenstetten, Temmenhausen, Tomerdingen

Wappen von Dornstadt

Official blazon

(de) Unter blauem Schildhaupt, darin ein linkshin liegendes goldenes Schwert, in Gold ein aus dem Unterrand emporkommendes schwarzes Patriarchenhochkreuz.

Origin/meaning

The arms are a combination of elements of the arms of the two former municipalities. The cross is taken from the old arms of Dornstadt, ans is a symbol for the former Elchingen monastery, which owned a large part of the territory. The sword is taken from the arms of Tomerdingen, and is a symbol of the high court of justice of the Elchingen monastery which was situated in Tomerdingen.

The sword can also be seen as a symbol for the large German military garrison in the municipality.

Wappen von Dornstadt

Postal cancellation 2003


Literature : Bardua, 1987

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