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Civic heraldry of Germany - Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
State : Baden-Württemberg
District (Kreis) : Reutlingen
Additions : 1907 Betzingen, 1939 Sondelfingen; 1949 Ohmenhausen; 1971 Bronnweiler, Gönningen, Oferdingen, Reicheneck; 1972 Altenburg, Degerschlacht,Sickenhausen; 1974 Rommelsbach; 1975 Mittelstadt
In Gold ein rot bezungter schwarzer Adler (Reichsadler), belegt mit einem von Schwarz, Rot und Silber geteilten Brustschild.
Reutlingen was founded as a village in an Imperial Estate and received city rights early in the 13th century (around 1209). The oldest known seal dates from around 1230 and already shows the imperial eagle in a shield.
In 1462 the eagle was shown on a base divided from black, red and silver. These bars were transferred as a breast shield in the 17th century. The origin of the bars is not known. The arms have not changed since.
Seal from around 1900
The arms in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Literature : Stadler, K. : Deutsche Wappen - Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Angelsachsen Verlag, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.