Rammersweier

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RAMMERSWEIER

State : Baden-Württemberg
District (Kreis) : Ortenaukreis (until 1971 Offenburg)
Incorporated into : 1971 Offenburg

Wappen von Rammersweier

Official blazon

(de)

Origin/meaning

The arms were adopted in 1899.

The local council chose a wolf based on an old local legend, in which in the Reformation a priest preached the new Lutheran faith. The people of Rammersweier attacked the church and nearly killed the priest. Afterwards the priest described the villagers as a pack of wolves attacking a lamb. Ever since the villagers were known as wolves, hence the choice of the symbol.

The village used in the 19th century a seal with the letter B (from Baden ?), later the seal showed a wolf under a crown, which was placed in a shield in 1899.


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Literature : Huber, 1987


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