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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

KIRCHEHRENBACH

District (Kreis) : Forchheim

State : Bayern

Origin/meaning:
The arms were granted on April 10, 1969.
The upper half is based on the 19th century seal of the municipality, which, in turn probably was based on a late 18th century seal. The seal showed a canting church (Kirche) on a mountain and flanked by two angels. In th eofficial description of the arms the church is defined as the Walburgis-chapel on the Walberla mountain in the municipality. The chapel dates from the 14th century. The base of the arms shows a wavy bar, symbol for the Bach-part of the name (Bach=stream).

Literature : Stadler,1990



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