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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry


State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Tirschenreuth
Additions : 1971 Großensterz, Hammermühle, Kleinsterz; 1972 Gulg, Pleußen, Steinmühle; 1978 Großbüchlberg, Kleinbüchlberg, Oberteich, Pechofen

Wappen von Mitterteich

The arms were first granted in 1516 by the Abbott of the Waldsassen Abbey, and officially adopted by the municipality in 1967.

The wavy bar is canting for the -teich (Dike) part of the name. The crosier symbolises the abbey, which owned most of the area. The meaning of the flowers in the lower part is not known.
The arms have been used since 1516, but many wrong images existed until 1967.

Hupp showed in the 1920s the following arms:

The arms as shown in the Kaffee Hag albums

Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes;

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