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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

GEISENHAUSEN

State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Landshut (until 1973 Vilsbiburg)

Origin/meaning:
The arms probably date from the late 15th century, as Geisenhausen received town rights in 1453. The base shows the diamonds of the Dukes of Bayern. The upper part shows a canting house (Haus), but looks more like a castle. During the centuries the shape and size of the house has changed considerably. The present arms were granted in 1953 and are based on the oldest seal.

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



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