Günzburg

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GÜNZBURG

State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Günzburg)
Additions : 1972 Nornheim; 1978 Deffingen, Denzingen, Leinheim, Reisensburg, Riedhausen bei Günzburg, Wasserburg

Wappen von Günzburg

Official blazon

(de) Gespalten; vorne die bayerischen Rauten, hinten in Silber auf grünem Dreiberg ein roter Zinnenturm mit Spitzdach und offenem Tor

Origin/meaning

Günzburg has been a city since the 14th century, but the oldest seals date from the 15th century. From the 15th to the end of the 18th century the seals showed a shield with in the right part the counting castle (Burg=castle) and in the left part the arms of the County Burgau, in which the city was situated. Since 1717 the position of the castle and Burgau arms was replaced, the castle being on the left side, just as today. When the city became a possession of Bayern, the Burgau arms were replaced by the diamonds of Bayern. The last change was made in the last century when the castle was placed on a hill.

Wappen von Günzburg

Manhole cover with the arms
Wappen von Günzburg

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925


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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s


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