Oberpfalz

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OBERPFALZ

State : Bayern

Wappen von Oberpfalz

Official blazon

(de) Gespalten durch eine aufsteigende und eingeschweifte rote Spitze, darin zwei schräg gekreuzte silberne Schlüssel; vorne in Schwarz ein linksgewendeter, rot bewehrter und rot gekrönter goldener Löwe, hinten die bayerischen Rauten.

Origin/meaning

The arms combine the arms of the Pfalz with the two crossed keys of the city and State of Regensburg. The arms of the Pfalz are a combination of the historical lion and the diamonds of the Wittelsbach family, Dukes of Bayern and Princes of the Pfalz.

The arms of the Kreis Oberpfalz, which existed until 1945 were rather different:

Wappen von Oberpfalz

These arms show a blue lion, the origin thereof I do not know.


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Literature : Image and information taken from here : http://www.stmukwk.bayern.de/blz/bezirke/bezirke.html


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