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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

MARKTOBERDORF

State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Marktoberdorf

Wappen von Marktoberdorf

Origin/meaning:
The oldest known seal of the town dates from 1745 and already shows the image of St. Martin and the beggar, although in an uncommon way (see St. Martin theme page). St. Martin is the patron saint of the town. In 1837 the rather complicated image was simplified to the above arms, which were again formally adopted in 1928.

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



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