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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

FREISING

State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Freising

Origin/meaning:
The arms show in the upper part the arms of Bayern. Freising was the capital of the free State of Freising, ruled by the Bishops of the city. In 1803 the State was abandoned and the territory was incorporated into Bayern. The chief of Bayern appears first in 1811. The bear in the lower part is known since 1340. On the oldest seal the bear is seen between two towers. Above the gate the arms of the Bishops appear, a crowned Moor's head (see Freising District). The bear and the head represent St. Corbinianus, a 7th century bishop of Freising. The towers were removed from the seals and arms in the 16th century, since 1696 the small shield was also removed. From 1696-1811 thus only the bear was used.

Literature : Stadler, K. : Deutsche Wappen - Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Angelsachsen Verlag, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.



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