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State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Roth
Additions : 1971 Raubersried; 1978 Großschwarzenlohe, Kleinschwarzenlohe, Röthenbach bei Sankt Wolfgang

Wappen von Wendelstein

Official blazon

In Rot ein silbern gekleideter Steinhauer mit Kappe und goldenem Schurzfell, der auf silbernem Boden steht und einen behauenen silbernen Stein auf der Spitze wendet.


The arms were officially granted on July 31, 1979.

The oldest seal was made in 1529 and show a man, who is turning a stone (a canting symbol, wenden=to turn and Stein=stone).In the 17th century seals and images the man is shown as a miner, the colours are known since 1718. Later seals and images all show the composition, but the size and shape of the elements has varied widely during the centuries, see image below from Hupp in the 1920s.

Wappen von Wendelstein

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Wappen von Wendelstein

The arms in the Deutsches Wappenmuseum

Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s


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