|Heraldry of the World (Wappen der Welt)
Civic heraldry of Germany - Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
State : Bayern
The arms are a combination of the diamonds of the arms of Bayern, and the lion of the Pfalz.
The arms of the Kreis Oberbayern, which existed until 1945 were rather different:
These arms show the arms of Bayern (diamonds) with in a point a monk for München.
Literature : Image and information taken from here : http://www.stmukwk.bayern.de/blz/bezirke/bezirke.html
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