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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry


State : Thüringen
District (Kreis) : Weimarer Land

Wappen von Kranichfeld

The arms are canting, showing a crane. The village developed around the castle of the Lords of Kranichfeld and took their name in medieval times. The family became extinct in 1380 and their possessions were inherited by the Counts of Kirchhberg and in 1455 to the Counts of Reuss. The oldest known seal of the city dates from 1650 and shows the crane under a hand with a plam tree coming from a cloud. This seal was adopted as the arms of the city.

Wappen von Kranichfeld
Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Kranichfeld
The arms as shown by Hupp in the 1920s
Wappen von Kranichfeld
The arms used during DDR times.

Literature : Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s; Benzing et al, 1984; Ulle, 1998

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