Gams bei Hieflau
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Civic heraldry of Austria - Österreichische Gemeindewappen
GAMS BEI HIEFLAU
State : Steiermark
District : Liezen
The arms were granted on November 11, 1991.
The arms are canting, showing a chamois (Gemse, "Gams" in the dialect) standing on mountains. Gams lies in Upper Styria, where there are a lot of mountains - and of chamois.
Gams, however, can have another meaning, a special stone (see for example Bad Gams). This is symbolized by a bordure composed of crystals of gypsum or plaster stones.
Literature : Image provided by Karl Palfrader (firstname.lastname@example.org), MStLA 42/43 (1993), p. 46