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Civic heraldry of Germany - Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
In Silber ein blau gekleideter, bärtiger Heidenrumpf mit blauer Zipfelmütze über silbernem Turban.
The arms were officially granted on March 18, 1848.
The arms show a canting Heiden (heathen), most likely a Turk. The head is known as a symbol for the town since 1556 when it appears on the seal of the town. The head does not appear in a shield until the 19th century. The colours were not standardised until the end of the 19th century.
The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925