Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry
State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Kelheim (until 1972 Mainburg)
The oldest seal of the town dates from 1374. It shows a birch tree on a mountain, which makes it a canting composition; Maie is birch and Berg is mountain. The fence around the tree appeared in the early 18th century. In the 19th century the tree was changed into an apple, or linden tree, in the late 19th century the tree was restored as a birch tree.
Hupp showed in the 1920s the arms without the fence:
Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s