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State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Wappen von Oberammergau

Official blazon

In Blau ein oben und unten durchgehendes goldenes Passionskreuz mit abhängendem silbernen Tuch, beiderseits eine wachsende silberne Schwurhand.


The arms were officially granted on August 18, 1959.

The city is well known for its Passion festivities, and the cross with the cloth are a symbol for these festivities. The two hands are a symbol for the faith of the population of the village during the years of pestilence in the Thirty Years war.

Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.


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