Heidenheim

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HEIDENHEIM

State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Weissenburg-Gunzenhausen (until 1973 Gunzenhausen)
Additions : 1972 Degersheim; 1978 Hechlingen, Hohentrüdingen

Official blazon

In Silber ein blau gekleideter, bärtiger Heidenrumpf mit blauer Zipfelmütze über silbernem Turban.

Origin/meaning

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 in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925


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

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