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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry


State : Hessen
District (Kreis) : Odenwaldkreis (until 1972 Erbach)
Additions : 1969 Annelsbach; 1971 Dusenbach, Forstel, Hassenroth, Hetschbach, Hummetroth, Mümling-Grumbach, Pfirschbach

The arms were granted in 1934 with a swastika between the two stars in the upper part of the arms. This was removed in 1945 and the arms have not changed since.

The arms were newly devised as no old arms or seals of the town were known. The bridge symbolises the fact that the town is situated on both banks of the Mümling river. The stars are derived from the arms of the Counts of Erbach, who ruled the area for many centuries. The historical bridge was destroyed after WWII and replaced by a larger modern bridge.

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

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